Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Skool Bus


I find it quite amazing that school buses have changed so little over the past 75 years.  If you've seen one, you've seen them all! 

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

I certainly haven't seen much in the way of changes to them.

Bibi said...

Isn't that the truth? I'd kind of like to ride on one again. Love this retro-style photo.

Jack said...

Why mess with success, right?

RedPat said...

So true, Lowell! There don't seem to have been any safety improvements in them at all.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do so agree with you!!! Not even a tiny change, just the same old, dull buses!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Linda said...

Very true, and here in Quebec they are all French. :)

Randy said...

It's familiar, why change it.

Kay said...

I like your retro treatment of this. You can almost set your watch by one of these that comes by our house in the afternoon.

Karl Demetz said...

A very nice photo of a common subject, I like the sepia tone here.
Have the school buses all the same color too? Yellow?

Olivier said...

j'aime bien le traitement, on retourne en enfance

Bergson said...

old and beautifull

VP said...

School bus in general is a great idea, and sadly a thing we do not have yet...

Taken For Granted said...

You are absolutely correct. When I first looked at the photo I thought it could have been shot in the 1950s. It is timeless.

Sharon Anck said...

I have never thought of that but you are so right!

José Mendonça said...

This shot looks so vintage. Love it!

EG CameraGirl said...

I remember that when I was a kid there was a rectangular version. Maybe it wasn't as safe as this shape.

Small City Scenes said...

Most of them are yellow though--hahaha!!!
I never did get to ride on a school bus though and I'm ok with that.
MB

Halcyon said...

I never thought about it, but you're absolutely right! I guess some things don't change...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yup". There was some push to get seatbelts installed a few years ago, but that didn't go anywhere. Not that it would have changed the outside. I guess the theory is the yellows easy to spot from a distance even before the red flag.

Gunn said...

When I see this.... it reminds me of many of the American films I have seen.

To me it is typical American.


Here where I am living there are not school busses.
More rural places have bus transport for pupils living outside villages and fare away from the schools.

Some even have to use a boat to go to school.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson