Photo taken on a route that goes along Paraguay from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este (where are the Iguazu Falls),during a stop to pay a fee at a toll booth on the road
There I saw and captured a local bus, old for sure but working, well kept and clean ( exterior part)
What call my atention was the few trafic on a weekday and the nasty electrical wires always present
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photoray (13719) 2014-01-30 11:59
Fine transportation scene with the 'mature' public transit bus, appealing in blue paint and red trim.
I use to encourage public transit in my job at the California Department of Transportation. Which is a tough sell since Californians love their cars.
macjake (62308) 2014-01-30 12:12
we don't get to see much of Paraguay on TE, or in any real such photos here in Canada....ask any random Canadian about Paraguay, and I think you'd get alot of blank faces!
i know for sure we see alot of these colorful buses in South America too. There were so many of these in Peru and Chile. its hard NOT to photograph them :)
Our buses in Canada are very bland in comparison.
fun and cultural at the same time.
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-30 12:19
The bus is so colorful. And it's a Mercedes-Benz, not bad. It's a great way to learn a place rare visited from your picture. Thanks for showing us.
ourania (37344) 2014-01-30 12:29
Hola querida Maria,
this picture is irresistible. Perspective, definition, depth and colours make this portrait of a bus extremely attractive and interesting. We get a thorough view of the bus and the details around it compose an interesting context. I love how the bus stands out against the road and the sky. The wires stretch out to different directions and form a network. In my opinion, it's better like this rather than having one row of them attracting attention and putting everything out of balance:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
COSTANTINO (60583) 2014-01-30 12:34
I love Te and the reason is that its
a way to travel all over the world
this is a scenery from another country
so away from us
interesting capture of this old local bus
well kept and clean
its a bus from the past lets hope
and be sure that it is working
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-30 12:37
a spectacular bus for sure...The clashing colors make it the star of the roads:)) Nice take on daily life and a beautiful sunny day.
Thanks and best wishes!
Silvio1953 (131682) 2014-01-30 13:03
Ciao Maria, great view of fantastic bus, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (47586) 2014-01-30 19:07
As the saying goes 'In the old days things were built to last' and here's the proof. Very charming bus looks much better shape than the modern liked tin cans these days! Really like the super crispy colors of this much pampered beautiful bus has, it makes for a great image for sure and good bit of nostalgia too. Fancy looking so good in her later years, she certainly can keep her age a secret!! what a characterful old lady, she brightens any start to the day for sure. A lovely bright and cheerful classic capture. Congrats, tfs
danos (91090) 2014-01-30 22:36
very nice the view of the local bus with the charmy painting on it to make it so beautiful and unique.Really the road is empty with only a men to cross it.I like the quality as the clarity of the scene.Really the unavoidable wires, spoile a bit the scene.Well done.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-01-30 22:52
Hi Maria - A simple shot but I think your colourful bus conveys a feel for what I imagine is quite a festive country. Your compostion is super... the road markings add such an important graphic detail. Warm regards Rosemary
fabbs99 (16819) 2014-01-30 23:11
Nice colorful composition of the approaching bus.Sharp and crisp image.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
mirosu (15354) 2014-01-31 3:53
Superb view of this old Mercedes bus. You got it from excellent low angle viewpoint. The light is very good, the colors outstanding. Perfectly exposed image.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
p.s. My previous photo was not the last, it was just last winter photo for this winter season.
ikeharel (63877) 2014-01-31 7:06
Lighty-blue painted bus to the Capital, nicely captured while 8it was on its ride. Placed superbly on pic. space, with the electric-wires above "filling" the relatively "empty" sky-space.
Sharp details and good contrast.
Buen fin de semana,
*** Funny you were a "night-stalker" on Baden-Baden, almost did this in New-Orleans.
mohammad_H (9800) 2014-01-31 8:04
Old bus-Benz brand and very pleasant to the eye
Beautiful view with clarity and good light
Beautiful green environment with beautiful sky
Have a nice evening
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-31 9:39
è tipico del sudamerica avere dei mezzi di trasporto dall'aspetto molto appariscente e che agli occhi di noi fotografi si trasformano immediatamente in soggetti particolarmente interessanti.
Oltretutto i mezzi di trasporto, quali essi siano, hanno sempre un particolare fascino nell'animo umano forse perchè ad essi si associa il desiderio di evasione e di conoscenza di altri luoghi.
In questa la composizione semplice ed essenziale pone in particolare risalto il mezzo di trasporto che riempe il fotogramma con la sua imponenza e con i suoi colori.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Waylim (25430) 2014-01-31 16:23
I find it a very fun way to travel in the local bus if at all possible, you really get to see the real way of getting around, instead of on the tour bus or private cars. and there are lots of opportunity to photograph too. anyway. Love the colorful bus very South American with bold colors and graphics.
aliabazari (16067) 2014-01-31 19:29
Buses are very cute and lovely. Contrast nicely done. Beautiful record.
Cricri (112037) 2014-02-02 10:06
Bon cadrage du bus, très attrayant par ces couleurs et son coté graphique, très différents de chez moi, je préfère celui ci, très belle présentation
adramad (41144) 2014-02-03 7:55
Una gran composicion, con este original autobus con ese colorido tan vistoso, el modelo tambien me parece una reliquia con bastantes años, la carretera da una buena perspectiva a la composicion.
Un bonito dia, que da una magnifica gama de colores.
Iluminacion y nitidez, ambas estan perfectas.
Que tengas un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
mkamionka (32893) 2014-02-05 13:46
they have such nice design the buses over there. In Europe they are so simple and boring and in Paraguay they care for people to have some aesthetic pleasure while traveling by bus. Great weather too, this must have been a great trip.
Thanks for sharing,
Angshu (56666) 2014-02-12 22:06
A colourful bus indeed ...must be vintage with a lot of rework done, but as it looks now, with a lot of character.
We see similar buses in our Indian subcontinent as well..
Well done here!
jmdias (59208) 2014-06-12 16:06
no tan lleno de colores como los colombianos, pero hermoso. acá no tenemos esto tipo de buses. me gusta la cualidad de la luz y los colores.
Periko (3896) 2015-05-27 16:27
Estos autobuses son comunes en toda América Latina y representan una parte de nuestra esencia.
Buena composición, plena de luz, colores y detalles.