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Steve Ember


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Two for the Road...

…or would it be three?

A wonderful aspect of Vancouver, British Columbia is that if one wants a change of scenery,
and I do mean a dramatic change, sometimes just a few minutes drive will make that happen.

An example – the rugged coastline topography rising just beyond the water-woven urban landscape.

Here, in the crisp air of an early September afternoon, a top-down drive amidst that scenery beckons, and the well cared for 1950 MG TD is up to the task. She was a sprightly old gal of 49 when the photo was taken in 1999 on Ektachrome-200 slide film.

Wouldn’t it be nice if she’s still out and about?

By the way, the title is an homage to a very special movie from the late ‘60s called “Two for the Road.” It starred Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney and one of their scenes happens to involve another 1950 MG. Different color, British Racing Green…no doggie...more gently rolling landscape, in the south of France…oh, yes, and a rather sad fate for such a fun-inspiring motorcar.

And, predictably I suppose, Henry Mancini’s wonderful love theme for the film,
materialized on my trusty “Gray Matter Gramophone,” the moment I rediscovered this image.

Come to think, it was probably playing when I shot it as well…

©Steve Ember

The Good Life, West Van
The Good Life, West Van
Steve Ember

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