I was leaning out of the window of our 2nd floor hotel room in Toulouse, just watching the world go by, when this mini pulled up on the road below. He started to reverse backwards into this parking space. I could see there was no way he was going to fit in as the gap wasn’t big enough.
Undeterred he still attempted it, so I grabbed my camera. He kept reversing and I was amazed when he kept going and bumped into the car behind, rocking it backwards. What amazed me even more that he moved forward and then reversed back hitting a second then, third time.
I had the 85mm on so grabbed my 18-70mm to get a wider shot.
You can see there is no way he is going to get in. What you can’t see in the shot is that the car in front has a tow bar fitted, which makes that small gap even smaller.
A woman came out of a bar and seemed to be helping him to fit in the space. I don’t know which one decided that it wasn’t going to fit. Actually I don’t think it was either. I think what stopped them from trying was that a car pulled out of a space behind the white car behind him.
His driving skills got him into the much larger gap. What I was surprised at was when he got out of his car, he didn’t even look at the back of it, or the front of the car he had been reversing into.
I don’t think his shiny Mini will stay scratch free for long if he continues trying to park in small spaces.