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Welcome to "About exotic cars". A news- and photoblog about exotic cars, common cars and car experiences.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jet d'Eau


Jet d'Eau
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the city's official tourism web site and on the official logo for Geneva's hosting of the 2008 UEFA Championships. It is also one of the largest fountains in the world. Situated at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, it is visible throughout the city and from the air, even when flying over Geneva at an altitude of 10 km (33,000 ft).

Five hundred litres (132 gallons) of water per second are jetted to an altitude of 140 metres (459 feet) by two 500 kW pumps, operating at 2,400 V, consuming over one megawatt of electricity. The water leaves the nozzle at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). When it is in operation, at any given moment there are about 7,000 litres (1849 gallons) of water in the air. Unsuspecting visitors to the fountain, which can be reached via a stone jetty from the left bank of the lake, may be surprised to find themselves drenched after a slight change in wind direction.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Lexus IS-F


Lexus IS-F
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

What a pity you don't see the Lexus IS-F in blue. This is such a great color!

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Rhine Tower


Rhine Tower
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

The Rheinturm (Rhine Tower) is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf, capital of the federal state (Bundesland) of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Construction commenced in 1979 and finished in 1981. The Rheinturm carries aerials for directional radio, FM and TV transmitters. It stands 174.5 metres high and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 metres. It is the tallest building in Düsseldorf.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinturm

This photo was taken during the Blue Hour in the Media Harbour. Don't forget to fav and comment if you like it!

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ferrari FF


Ferrari FF
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

This is a great car. The owner really has good taste. The interior was red and white, that's a combination you won't see too often on a FF!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

New Zealand - How fast are you going?


New Zealand - How fast are you going?
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

I was on my way from Mount Cook to Christchurch when I noticed this sign along the road. I found it quite funny to see a sign like this in the middle of nowhere with miles and miles long stretches of road with no vehicles at all.

I can imagine you'd want to drive fast here because of the low amount of vehicles in this part of the country. The roads are asking for it! I've never seen a police officer using his laser gun in New Zealand by the way. Another reason why I made this photo.

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New Zealand - Mount Cook Village


New Zealand - Mount Cook Village
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

Mount Cook Village is located near New Zealand's highest mountain, 12 kilometers south of the summit. The small village is home to just a few facilities. There are a couple of hotels/hostels. Mount Cook Village is mainly used as a base for those who want to climb the mountain. There really isn't a whole to do here but it's the best place to relax. I had a flight around Mount Cook planned but this was canceled due to bad weather.

The previous photo in this set was taken earlier that day and it shows how fast the weather changes in New Zealand. Near Lindis Pass we had a beautiful day with loads of sunshine and later that day it was all foggy, cold and rainy.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Zealand: Lindis Pass


New Zealand: Lindis Pass
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

En route on State Highway 8 from Queenstown to Mount Cook. This photo was taken somewhere near Lindis Pass. I took this photo because I noticed these two clouds. They look quite weird to me. Does anyone know what these clouds are called

The weather was still pretty chilly that day. The blue sky changed later that day when the weather got worse and it started raining.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Zealand - Lake Hawea


New Zealand - Lake Hawea
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

New Zealand - Lake Hawea

En route from Franz Jozef we stopped at a scenic lookout point on the Makarora - Lake Hawea Road, also known as Highway 6. We had an amazing view overlooking Lake Hawea. The scenery was stunning and seeing these mountain ranges makes me realize and imagine why Peter Jackson decided to shoot Lord Of The Rings here in New Zealand.

Lake Hawea is 35 kilometers long and it's located parallel to Lake Wanaka which is 8 miles to the west.

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New Zealand - Lake Hawea


New Zealand - Lake Hawea
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

New Zealand - Lake Hawea

En route from Franz Jozef we stopped at a scenic lookout point on the Makarora - Lake Hawea Road, also known as Highway 6. We had an amazing view overlooking Lake Hawea. The scenery was stunning and seeing these mountain ranges makes me realize and imagine why Peter Jackson decided to shoot Lord Of The Rings here in New Zealand.

Lake Hawea is 35 kilometers long and it lies parallel to Lake Wanaka which is located 8 miles to the west.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

New Zealand - Bruce Bay


New Zealand - Bruce Bay
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

Bruce Bay is located along highway 6 on the South Island. I took the bus from Franz Jozef to Wanaka and the bus driver stopped here at Bruce Way. We had to opportunity to take some photos, use the restrooms of just to enjoy the view. The view was stunning and I was very happy the bus driver decided to take his break here.

The beach is covered with scrap wood. The background shows the Kahikatea forest.

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New Zealand - Bruce Bay


New Zealand - Bruce Bay
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

Bruce Bay is located along highway 6 on the South Island. I took the bus from Franz Jozef to Wanaka and the bus driver stopped here at Bruce Way. We had to opportunity to take some photos, use the restrooms of just to enjoy the view. The view was stunning and I was very happy the bus driver decided to take his break here.

The beach is covered with scrap wood. The forest on the left is the Kahikatea forest.

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