When we were in Italy, we had the privilege drive a Smart Car. We loved it, especially how it handled the twists and turns of the Amalfi coast, while still having the power to pass cars on the Autostrada. They are actually available in the US now, and they get great gas mileage and are quite reasonably priced for a Mercedes Benz. I may consider one someday.
They are ubiquitous in Europe and I must say *Smart* really fits them. But there is a new trend over there in advertising, at least in Paris. The first day we started walking around, we were spotting them left and right, but with advertising slogans covering them. I think *Smart* was beginning to have a new meaning for these cars.
I started snapping shots every time I saw one.
These are like traveling billboards, advertisements on wheels.
This one is a feminine version, advertising a spa. That butterfly is very graceful looking. Even the font is delicate.
This was double-duty at the Eiffel Tower. It looks like someone turned *2*!
It was fun trying to guess who and what they were advertising. Anyone want to take a stab at this one?
Others were pretty easy. Some companies are universal it seems. Century 21 Real Estate wants to sell you the good life in Montmartre!! Perhaps that was Amelie’s agent?
And perhaps no picture better exemplifies the very meaning of why this car was aptly named…the *Smart Car*.