This piece of mobile museum was parked in the Blue Grotto area in Malta.
A Malta bus (xarabank, karozza tal-linja) was both the bus used for public transport on the Mediterranean island of Malta, and also a major tourist attraction on the island, due to their unique appearance grounded in the bus ownership and operation model employed on Malta. Prior to 3 July 2011, when the network of service bus routes on the island was taken over by Arriva, Malta had several bus types no longer in service anywhere else in the world.
The unique nature of the Malta bus stemmed from the tradition of local ownership of the buses by the drivers, and their historic practice of customising them. In addition to a high degree of customisation, detailing and decoration, several Malta buses also had a unique appearance due to the practice of in-house maintenance, rebuilding or modifying of bus bodies in local workshops.
Early buses wore an olive green livery with a black stripe. In the 1930s, buses were painted different colours according to the route they operated. In 1975 buses were painted green, and from 1995 vehicles carried in a yellow (lower) and white (upper) livery, relieved by a red band just below the window line. Gozo buses were grey with a red band below the window.
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snunney (86738) 2014-08-04 6:42
Superb close-up on this classic Malta bus, none of which seemed to be in evidence when we were there. Very well framed with excellent colours and clarity.
ktanska (25217) 2014-08-04 9:27
Great to see this preserved bus, which probably has still many years coming in charter duties. I guess it never was so shiny on normal Gozo routes.
I would have liked to see the other corner too.
Nicou (125464) 2014-08-04 11:25
quel captage de ce bus superbe quelle couleur et brillance comme il est beau fantastique.
siudzi (34119) 2014-08-04 11:26
What a funny subject for a shot! This old bus looks so cool at your original and creative creative. Beautifully presented and captured.
jjcordier (77580) 2014-08-04 21:19
Bonne photo, nette et lumineuse, de cet avant de bus original. Tu devais avoir certainement une bonne raison pour couper le coin du véhicule?
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-05 3:14
Oh Wow! This is such a beautifully maintained old Bedford coach. It looks amazing and all the character and elegance is for all to see in this fine capture. Wonderful!
jhm (141459) 2014-08-05 4:46
BEDFORD, where here in my country almost all trucks and no busses.
A wonderful exemplar when we now see the modern busses
Perfectly sharp and clear, nice details view too.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Excellent done, TFS.
lousat (79371) 2014-08-05 6:46
Hi Daniel,i never been in this museum but i think that this is one of the most important and beautiful things to watch.Truly nice this old bus,so decorate and so well preserved,a great and original capture made with the usual top quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
adramad (39242) 2014-08-05 8:19
Sensational close-up of the front of the bus, so colorful and ornate, which takes us back to ancient models.
carlo62 (35518) 2014-08-05 14:44
bel particolare, l'autobus, nonostante l'età, è sempre molto bello e attraente.
Le sue cromature sono molto lucide e i colori brillanti.
abmdsudi (44930) 2014-08-06 10:34
What a colourful strong image and interesting characterful looking bus. Excellent clarity, super crisp and wonderful cheery colors - very nice to see this old vehicle taken care of so well. Great shot, TFS
emka (82024) 2014-08-06 22:11
Hello Daniel, I would love to go by such an old bus. Wonderful presentation. It looks really unique.
WArm regrads MAlgo
serp2000 (41056) 2014-08-07 6:31
Thumbs up! Excellent photo! I love this old timer, I miss this vintage design, outstanding details of the bus face.
Thanks for sharing of this eye-catching photo.
fotka (3711) 2014-08-08 5:18
In some countries the buses look like a piece of art. The body is shining with the chrome and a lot of extra accessories. Great close-up shot that shows all the details. Presentation, colors, light and sharpness are wonderful.
Have a nice weekend,
claudeD (34092) 2014-08-08 11:54
wonderful old bus which you are presenting here in perfect sharpness and excellent sharpness. Very good informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (58160) 2014-08-10 14:35
now thats a bus!!!
but the steering wheel is on the wrong side! :)
I wonder if any custom personalization has gone on inside as well?
really glad you showed us this bus here on TE, a different and unique side of Malta for sure, yet still very culturally relevant.
npecanhuk (67666) 2014-08-16 8:41
Very beautiful and unique bus!
Attractive transportation picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me, but I wish I could see more of that vehicle!
Enjoy your Saturday,