The AEC Routemaster is a model of double-decker bus that was introduced in 1954 and produced until 1968. Having been developed in partnership with London Transport, the customer of nearly all new Routemasters was that organisation. Almost 3000 Routemasters were built. Currently Routemasters remain on two heritage routes in central London.
As world known design icons, many Routemasters have found new use all over the world. This one is a mobile pub available for various events. Here seen at the Keskustori (Central Square) of Tampere.
Routemaster page at Wikipedia.
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mortijo (12828) 2009-04-30 2:21
Nice, sunny shot. This mobile pub looks rather inviting with its sparkling colors. I like it a lot.
saigon (6443) 2009-04-30 2:40
tres bon POV du snack bar et du bus londonnien!
photo tres original!
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-30 3:11
Good morning Kari
A lovely capture, part of your posts with buses. Ver bright colors and sharp details and very candid capture of the people lazying around in the sunshine.
Have a good weekend and TFS
phwall (6785) 2009-04-30 3:18
A mobile pub, you sure an Australian didn't invent that.
Lovely outdoor scene, reminds me of being on holiday.
Buin (42260) 2009-04-30 3:21
A wonderful and inviting street scenery in really great colours and clarity. The inclusion of people, bus and church works very well here and the whole scenery transmits joy of life and relaxation. An inviting place ...
Greetings from grey and cool Germany!
hispic (9619) 2009-04-30 20:47
The moment i saw this, i thought this is a shot taken in London. But the place is too clean, and there is no murky cloud. Everybody seems enjoying as much as one likes the sunshine in Suomi. Nice capture of summer light and fresh air.
Best wishes, Hisashi
ellelloo (6570) 2009-05-01 23:58
An attractive and joyful view with a lovely summer atmosphere! The red Routemaster fits so well into the mood of this photo.
claudeD (30503) 2009-05-04 9:02
excellent shot with perfect sharpness and light managment.I like this colorfull picture very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
plimrn (21344) 2009-05-05 13:31
That's quite a group of icons captured with excellent color and detail; I like the way you are able to combine your love of transportation with a well-framed composition and an interesting note. That is a unique use for a bus; the patrons look like they're having a great time.
fanni (14377) 2009-05-10 14:43
I liked this photo very much right from the very first glance :) I don't know why but it conveys a very "festive" mood: it is full of light and bright rich colours and sunshine. Very good composition; and the red bus looks just great in the sun! :)
Very best wishes,
mafegan (8624) 2009-05-18 0:36
A London bus turned into a mobile pub - quite unique and very inviting. Tfs, Marlene
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24144)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-07
- Categories: Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Buses, Keskustori of Tampere, Finland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-30 1:47