1977 Datsun 200SX
This car belongs to Yuri, a former college classmate, though it’s soon to be purchased our mutual friend (and my former college roommate, Joel who is pictured). Never having seen one before I was extremely interested, and Joel did not hesitate to fill me in with all the details. Yuri has done quite a bit of creative work to it, including- but not limited to:
-Datsun 620 front bumper with modified Volvo 240 chin spoiler
-Rear bumpers from a ‘72 300 series Mercedes (which look amazingly stock by the way)
-15x6 “Swastika” wheels from the ‘82-84 280ZX Turbo
-Lowered on KYB shocks all around.
-Fender mirrors and newer seats.
Only sold in the US for two years, this one is a survivor with only 47K original miles; and most definitely a car people aren’t used to seeing, soliciting comments and thumbs up from passers-by. A short ride through industrial LA certainly brought a smile to my face.
MyNudeSelfProject - 11 March 2013
“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods when ever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
John Cleese and Connie Booth writing Fawlty Towers.