Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart....another German town in my collection!!!


The first thing that caught my attention was the horse in the top left corner coz it looks like Ferrari's logo and at first i thought it had something to do with Ferrari in Stuttgart...well, it actually is Stuttgart's coat of arms...whereas Ferrari's is just sliiightly different...so i dont know who copied from whom :)

This horse motif comes from the origins of the city's name: it comes from Stutengarten, an ancient form of the modern German word Gestüt, which translates into English as stud farm and into Italian as scuderia.

So yup, there is a relation....and no wonder i was confused, they really look the same....though on the other hand, when i think a bit more about it...Stuttgart is in Germany, Ferrari is Italian....absurd to have thought that Ferrari had something resided in Stuttgart...

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