Good Morning Everyone,
Yesterday was Garden Festival Day in our local village.
The Garden Festival always has a theme and, this year, it was the centenary of the Great War.
There scarecrows fitting the theme, open gardens, hanging baskets, plant containers, all open for judging.
Free transport is always provided by the Festival Committee, so an old bus was commissioned to fit the theme. I know, it was more in time with the Second World War but it was the closest that could be obtained.
The bus is a 1956 Daimler CVG6 and was hired from Keighley Transport Museum and sports the vivid green and orange livery of Halifax Corporation Transport.
The bus travelled throughout the village between 10.30a.m. and 4.00p.m, delivering tourists and villages wherever appropriate. It was an EXCITING ride! It bumped and wobbled with the steadiness of an old age pensioner! It was akin to an ancient fairground ride. You can imagine what fun some people had, especially the children!
Here, you can see the bus arriving, to pick up passengers outside the village Community Centre.
I wish you a day full of sunshine, Bev :-)
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arnie (1805) 2014-07-14 2:10
A beautiful sharp capture, great colours, good POV.
Our local bus company has started to deck their buses in the old livery of the independent bus companies from the sixties and seventies. Salford Corporation, Lancashire United and Ribble.
ktanska (27328) 2014-07-14 3:30
A charming view of this less typical double decker model with quite unusual colours. Good angle and sunlight while there are clouds in the back. Also the background looks very English with brown brick houses and garden flowers.
snunney (97477) 2014-07-14 3:40
A great capture of this lovely old lady. Nicely framed and with excellent colours and sharpness. Don't get many opportunities to go on a bus over here though we did go on one in Malta, brought back memories of childhood.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-14 3:44
This is a great shot! The curve of the road leads the eye into the scene perfectly. The angle of the shot works well allowing us to see more than one side of the bus. The lighting is fine and the photo has excellent color and sharpness.
tyro (24348) 2014-07-14 3:45
What a lovely photograph and one which certainly brings back some fine memories of travelling on one of these old Daimler 'buses. Actually, I seem to recall that they were quite comfortable - and Hoi! stop remarking about decrepit old age pensioners!
Although your picture was not, of course, taken in London, this might bring back some similar memories of times gone by too!
An interesting note and a beautifully colourful photograph in which the 'bus deservedly takes pride of place in some lovely surroundings. I like the old pensioners musing over a pretty flowerbed on the right too!
chawax (20752) 2014-07-14 3:47
I love the such old buses you have in UK, very original and typically english. I had a ride in such a bus a few years ago at the wedding of my cousin in Leeds, they rented one to go to the townhouse and it was a very funny moment as you say ! With the colours of irish flag, this one could be used for St Patrick's Day parade !
Have a nice week,
gildasjan (43442) 2014-07-14 3:47
Une très belle pièce ce bus à étages et ici ses couleurs donnent tout son cachet à cette image.
williewhistler (16372) 2014-07-14 3:57
I do like the way that the `bus curves ever so gently into the scene,it takes pride of place in a nicely composed shot that displays the buildings and environment of the village very well.
It could be a scene from my childhood !
Best regards Les.
Sergiom (77291) 2014-07-14 4:00
J'aime beaucoup cette photo pleine de vie et de mouvement grâce à cet autobus qui semble foncer à toute vitesse dans cette courbe.Il y a de bien belles fleurs de l'autre côté du mur.
Nicou (139974) 2014-07-14 4:41
superbe iamge de cet ancien bus très beau cpatage dans le mouvemetn il a deux tons différent avec l'étage vert mervielleuse vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (151414) 2014-07-14 5:08
I think not that in WAR I, drove these bus type not, but in second WAR almost everywhere.
The bus and garden care for a nice picture, back to fifties.
Excellent panoramic view about these area
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
serp2000 (43798) 2014-07-14 5:15
Oh, I see you also have got a photo of an old doubledecker. I like this vintage design, impressive contrast of this attractive green&orange bus with the grey buildings on the background!
mirosu (16041) 2014-07-14 6:03
Excellent close up view to nice double-decker bus. Well arranged with nice houses in background. All in every good light and nice tight crop.
Very well done.
carlo62 (46383) 2014-07-14 6:34
avrei fatto volentieri anche io un giro sul vecchio bus per visitare il villaggio in festa, queste sono le cose amo di più. Preferisco visitare i piccoli villaggi piuttosto che le grandi città, qui si riesce a vedere la vera differenza tra le abitudini del nostro paese e gli altri, le grandi città iniziano ad essere tutte molto simili, ad eccezione dei monumenti principali, i negozi e le abitudini sono tutte molto simili nella vecchia Europa.
ikeharel (69773) 2014-07-14 8:51
Good evening Beverly,
100 years to WW1, a good reason to have a festival, maybe in 100 years from today, we will go the beachs of Gaza for a picknick - and they do have fabulous seashores.
The bus it an eyes catching element on the image, an oldie' for the road - but in great driving condition and well cared.
Nice taken the pic. with the surrounding town scene.
macjake (67012) 2014-07-14 9:09
haha...great subject Beverley!
Reading your note, it made me want to hop on board and experience every bump and rickety nut/bolt on the bus :)
how were the seats? comfortable?
we don't get to see this color combination in vehicles very often...green and dull orange?! haha
love the grill and the headlights..so much fun charm here.
annjackman (21813) 2014-07-14 10:41
This old bus looks very well cared for and the shine is picking up the light very nicely. Lovely to remember times when such buses were the norm. The colours of this one are particularly attractive and all set in a lovely village environment.
Kind Regards, Ann
PaulVDV (28219) 2014-07-14 11:17
Surprising to see a double-decker that isn't red.
Very nice with the curving road and the fact we don't see the bus just in front view.
The houses make a beautiful backdrop. Also a part of an English scene, I think.
Best regards, Paul
danos (96706) 2014-07-14 22:53
very nice the view as the presentation of the old but very attractive colourful bus as pick up passangers outside of the village.I like the vivid colours of the bus as contrast perfect with the cloudy sky.
ChrisJ (112285) 2014-07-15 3:28
Our Irish friends will love this with the green orange and white colours of the old bus! Good sharpness and the curved road adds good lead in lines and perspective. The flowerbeds and parked cars add a nice splash of color to the blue grey tones on an overcast day. Good framing and after living in right hand drive countries since 2006, it's now odd to see the driver on the left! I sometimes still go to the wrong side of the taxi or car, too! Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (30471) 2014-07-15 13:08
Fine old bus, and perfectly suited this old traditional village too, it looks perfectly at home here. As an Irishman, I must applaud the colors, how nice they used the traditional flag of Ireland to decorate the bus :)
Excellent idea to use this vintage transport to move people around, that must add a nice magical element to the occasion. It's nice to attend something like this and find even the public transport is an experience. Great idea to compose the bus on thirds like this, it gives a great sense of movement to it.
Have a great day
Cricri (117853) 2014-07-16 6:34
Il ne manque pas de cachet ce vieux bus aux deux couleurs, j'aime le dynamisme, la lumière qui filtre le ciel gris
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-07-16 9:27
This picture is full of old world charm provided by both the brightly colourec bus that must surely be fun to ride and the buildings in the background. Lovely framing with perfect clarity. A fine complement to your interesting note.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-17 6:07
Bev, many times I wished to do so...as your creative title...but unfortunately we only live one time...and we have to catch the moment because the moment soon is to be gone forever...
your picture is a laid back composition that I like very much for the background and most for the two story bus....timeless!!!
cornejo (41337) 2014-07-17 11:44
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful of typical bus model, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-08-04 14:59
I love photos of vehicles. The attractive colors of this classical double-decker complement the flowers that the two ladies are tending. I see these double deckers at touristic places but have never ridden one, I am sure it was a thrilling ride. It's a very pleasant image, TFS!
jean113 (4459) 2014-10-04 11:40
Hello Beverley, I have been meaning to comment on this shot, particularly as I used to travel on buses just like this, [as Halifax was the nearest town,] when I was growing up!
Lovely shot of your district.
All the features are so typical,stone walls, stone houses etc.,
Very appropriate title!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37927)
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- Date Taken: 2014-07-13
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
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- Date Submitted: 2014-07-14 2:03