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DRB Feel-Good Issue #6

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day
Mixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

This is a kind of Tumbler-substitute for the caffeinated, busy crowd with deeply-felt and sophisticated sensibilities, somewhat nostalgic about more glamorous times (you know who you are), or just looking for that extra bit of sunshine.

(image credit: Igor Korovin)

Left image below: "Castle Fantastic" by John Howe - see it here - which is NOT a concept art for the Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien but very well could've been...

(left image credit: John Howe)

Do you have a wish? This magician Old Man Khottab (Starik Khottabych in Russian) will fullfil them and even take you on a magic carpet ride... over the streets of 1950s Moscow, like in this screenshot from a 1958 Russian movie:

By the way, in this shot you see three of the Stalin Socialist Skyscrapers, including the just-built Moscow University on the horizon. Here is a rare view from the top during its construction in 1952:

(image via)

Join ABBA in the drum roll! -

Hayley Mills in wide-eyed wonder (or simply struggling with corn on the cob):



(image credit: David Christie)

(original unknown)

Colleen Corby in a colorful dress:

Jean Simmons and Millie Perkins (right):

(right image via)

Susan Dey... Janet Munro...

(original unknown)

(Dodge Firearrow vs. Dual-Ghia - image via)

Jenny Agutter in the "Walkabout":

("Big, bad and beautiful: Chrysler Newport 1969 )

Natalie Wood "shoots'em up!" -

Megan Follows in "Anne of Green Gables" on the right; Roberta Shore on the left:

(American actress Terry Moore)

Lee Remick in "The Hallelujah Trail", 1965:

(image via)

Italian actress Georgia Moll:

American glamour actress Gene Tierney in the 1930s shots:

Young French singer Francoise Hardy in a rare shot:

(Chevrolet Corvette, photo by Werner Eisele)

Modern German actress Felicitas Woll is on the right, with the cool dashboard of 2008 iconic GTR Roadster below:

(bottom image via)

Russian actresses from the 1970s:

(Natalia Selezneva, Galina Belyaeva, Elena Tsyplakova and Olga Mashnaya in the 1970s)

Wedding photography by Igor Korovin:

(images credit: Igor Korovin)



(Pagani Huayra supercar)

(bottom image: Lamborghini Cala, via)

(Calgary skyline on top; Nissan ESFLOW sports concept car)

Here is a Russian car to feel good about. Looks like this setup can travel anywhere (slowly, yes, but surely):

(original unknown)



Beady-eyed hamster! -

(original unknown)

Look me in the EYE! -

(original unknown)


Recommended Soundtrack to these and other lovely images (look these tracks up on YouTube):

Ennio Morricone - Opposte Esperienze - Adagio Primo
Gianni Marchetti - Viaggio in Italia - Top Crack
Tinkerbells Fairydust - Lazy Day
ELO - Stepping Out - Out Of The Blue
Ennio Morricone - I Poveri visti dai ricchi - Il Ladroni
Francesco De Masi - Zorro Rider of Vengeance


Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.



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An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell in love with Jenny Agutter after watching "Walkabout." Beautiful girl.


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