A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
008: Yellow four-wheeled duck
These two steam horses on four wheels were very popular in the Netherlands during the sixties, seventies and eighties. They were called ‘(ugly) ducks’, while the Belgian neighbors prefer to call them ‘goats’. Some friends of mine had such a duck, and sometimes I joined one of them for a ride. It was then quite a challenge and an adventure to drive these two horsepowers on the highway and on the hills. One time, I even went with such a ‘tin snail’ to Germany, for a visit to an amusement park. This duckling was parked in the center of Breda. According to the numerous adhesives on the extended trunk, it had experienced many adventures throughout Europe.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017