A tap tap on Gonaïves beach. They are painted buses or pick-up trucks that serve as share taxis in Haiti. They may also be referred to a camionette. Literally meaning "quick quick", these vehicles for hire are privately owned and ornately decorated. They follow fixed routes, won't leave until filled with passengers, and their passengers can disembark at any point in the journey. Often painted with religious names or slogans, the tap tap is known for its lavish decoration, and many feature wild colors, portraits of famous people, and intricate, hand-cut wooden window covers. Source : wiki
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jmdias (56059) 2014-01-20 5:32
intriguing the name viola (guitar in Portuguese, there was a soccer player with this name too). nice details of these adornments in the truck, nice framing catching well the elements.
ikeharel (58113) 2014-01-20 7:55
The driver must be a very creative painter, Miguel, and he added much charm to his "Viola" truck.
Once, some 30+ years ago I saw a Boing 707 painted like this - I think it was from Equador. Nicely spotted, well scanned.
pajaran (52562) 2014-01-20 9:15
Interesantan tekst o autobusu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazan prednji deo autobusa, lepe boje.
Lepo obojen autobus.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the bus, with a description ...
Good footage and contrast nicely shown the front of the bus, pretty colors.
Beautiful painted bus.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
mirosu (14434) 2014-01-21 0:28
Excellent lorry detail photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
jhm (139952) 2014-01-21 4:00
The painting of these buses is extraordinarily.
You took a very nice details but without driver.
Excellent nice quality and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-21 8:28
Painting on buses and trucks is an art of a special type. They are always colorful, beautiful and sometimes with queer spellings.
A unique subject nicely presented. Very compact and very colorful.
Silvio1953 (123431) 2014-01-21 8:48
Ciao Miguel, fascinating truck with fantastic decoractions, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (38509) 2014-01-21 10:18
Una imagen muy original y curiosa, la de este camion pintado de forma tan llamativa, me recuerda que tambien los he visto algo parecidos, en paises de Oriente.
Bien la luminosidad y la nitidez.
Pasa una buena noche.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Cricri (107236) 2014-01-21 11:11
Superbe le cadrage serré de l'avant du camion, sa décoration et ces couleurs attire sans aucun doute le regard, je trouve cela génial
Noel_Byrne (24846) 2014-01-22 7:00
I know this will sound very strange, but this vehicle looks to me like a cross between a truck, a parrot and a zebra! Amazingly colourful mode of transport, it looks like it could be part of a festival! Great capture and a very interesting note too.
eldancer1 (28495) 2014-01-22 10:22
We have those brightly painted and colorful buses in the Philippines also. They make for better transportation and good way to travel around the country. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-02-24 18:06
Life can be happy, the people can make it happy or see it happy by painting, by giving color and light to their life!!
your picture is a perfect example of a laid back lifestyle when people like to see the bright side of life!!
nice work Miguel!!
fritzi007 (6031) 2014-06-01 4:33
this photo reminds me very much of Asia, artfully painted, very good information!
macjake (57074) 2014-07-27 14:04
I just couldn't pass up on this vehicle after seeing it on your gallery page.
after reading the note, its the perfect post for TE - as we want to learn about the world around us.
this is totally new for me.
a fine description of the truck and the history behind it.