Thursday, September 13, 2007

Groovy for the 60s 2

Here is another groovy, psychedelic van/school bus that I found parked in front of a Starbucks in the East Village this weekend. I have to admit, the artwork on it are very well done.

So did you take a school bus when you were a kid? Do you have any interesting school bus stories?

21 comments:

Annie said...

I used to ride 12 miles on a school bus, every day, but mine wasn't painted nearly as nicely as this one.

Carol E. said...

Wow, that is an amazing paint job. No, I never rode a school bus! When I was a little kid I walked to school, and when I got to be an older teen I drove (a spoiled kid, I guess).

Olivier said...

c'est une veritable oeuvre d'art, retour dans les années Jimmy Hendrix ;o)

it is a true work of art, return in the years Jimmy Hendrix ;O)

Peter said...

A real piece of art!!! Does it move or just stand there?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yes, I believe it moves.

citygirl15 said...

Love that bus....reminds me of my past. AND your photos are amazing!!!

annulla said...

Me, my school bus was a regular city bus. No stories that I care to remember, but used student passes so we didn't have to pay the normal fare.

But, speaking of summer of love, did you make it to the exhibit at the Whitney? Sunday is the last day. Whitney Museum

stilettoheights said...

when I was in 7th grade there was a horrible group of girls who would taunt me and throw peanuts at me....

at the time I was mortified.

(ok I still sort of am)

but now I know they are all washed up women, and I am still fabulous.

alice said...

I've been in a catholic school for 14 years and just imagine the nuns'faces if we could have come by this bus make me laugh alone in front of my screen!

• Eliane • said...

WOAH!! It's amazing, there is so much details. You could look at this for hours.

No school bus where I come from: you take the real bus, like everybody else. Which is what I did. Then in highschool I took the train. And in college, the commute was train#1-train#2-subway.

Ex-Shammickite said...

WOW that bus with all it's aliens is definitely "out of this world"!
I rode a double decker bus to school in UK. I lived up a steep hill, and I could keep an eye out for the bus coming round a distant corner, and I could run down the hill at top speed (gravity helped) and be at the bus stop before it got there.

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Oh how cool! Amazing what you see in NYC.

B.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the paint job on that bus. Wish ours were as cool when I was in school. I walked to school up to 5th grade and bused the rest of the time, including when I went to a local college!

Roberto Iza said...

My school bus was painted yellow...
I feel deprived.

Neva said...

A very interesting paint job for a bus!!! Reminds of the buses they used to paint with the theme's form the 1960's. Never rode a bus but just last week, I was behind a high school bus and 2 of the little dumplings decided it would be "fun" to "moon" me....of course it took me a while to figure it out as I AM a blonde......

Kate said...

Fantastic colours! Love the mermaid! Me? Ride a school bus? I walked miles and miles through snow and sleet...(just kidding!), but I actually did walk and loved it.

teahouse said...

Whoa, wicked weird mermaid on the door!!

How do you find these things??

Sonia said...

Wow! What an amazing van!

No, I never took a school bus.

tigerfish said...

I like the artwork too! Is it marine theme? Maybe the kids will enjoy going to school when they are being transported in a bus like that :)

Jay said...

Hi there,

Cool stuff you got. Nice take, how did you do that?
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Many thanks

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

two centuries ago no school bus so I walked to primary school, then I took bus, car and lately my private helicopter. LoL :-)