This desk-bound still life shows just how badly I need to declutter my desk. The Spirit of Ecstasy (or is that Ecstacy?) is cheek by wing against a letter rack, clock, and post card of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. I bought the Spirit from someone who sells bits of old cars, and it is infinitely more elegant than a petrol cap. It would seem, of course, to have been severed from a Rolls Royce.
I realise Rolls Royces are now the preserve of slightly hilarious businessmen and oil sheikhs (or is that sheiks? or shayks? or shaikhs? etc. etc.). However, the Spirit sets a good example for car mascots (or is it hood ornaments?). There should be more statues on the fronts of cars. I for one would like the Trevi fountain on the bonnet (or hood?) of our Toyota. However, I suspect it would present a ‘penetration hazard’ for other cars and pedestrians, and might compromise our fuel economy and front springs.