Sometimes I land in random places on Google Street View and find interesting things…and then I fall down a rabbit hole.
I started to wonder if I could figure out what the shoot was for. Searching Google for diamond covered car and crystal covered car didn’t bring up what I was looking for. After several variations on diamond/crystal encrusted car, I tried diamond car uk and clicked on Images. A few rows down, I found the car and a pair of women wearing the same dresses as in the screenshot above. The picture linked to a car site on MSN, with this info:
In celebration of the Queen’s diamond jubilee, Peugeot has built a one off bling-tastic version of its sporty RCZ model. The diamond-encrusted car was specially commissioned by reality TV show The Only Way is Essex.
A little more searching led me to “The Only Way is Essex,” which certainly looks interesting. I may have to watch a few episodes (or ten).
A little more looking turned up this video from the shoot:
By the time I was done tracking all this down, I’d almost forgotten why I was looking around Greenwich in the first place (oh yeah, Thor!) and now I have another show to watch (as if I have time). Someday I’ll learn. Maybe.
(Now that I think about it, that car makes this a literal “Oooh, shiny!”)