Old Malta Bus Detail
|Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx)
|Date Taken: 2013-12-08|
|Categories: Transportation, Artwork|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot G12|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-12-09 1:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A Malta bus (xarabank, karozza tal-linja) was both the bus used for public transport on the Mediterranean island of Malta, and also a major tourist attraction on the island, due to their unique appearance grounded in the bus ownership and operation model employed on Malta. Prior to 3 July 2011, when the network of service bus routes on the island was taken over by Arriva, Malta had several bus types no longer in service anywhere else in the world.|
The unique nature of the Malta bus stemmed from the tradition of local ownership of the buses by the drivers, and their historic practice of customising them. In addition to a high degree of customisation, detailing and decoration, several Malta buses also had a unique appearance due to the practice of in-house maintenance, rebuilding or modifying of bus bodies in local workshops.
As an iconic feature of the island, the classic Malta bus features on several tourist related items. As the main mode of public transport on the island, the Malta bus was also used by many tourists to visit the different parts of the island. While newer Malta buses were progressively introduced that followed modern standard bus designs found elsewhere, customisation and detailing had continued for these buses as well.
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An all-round good shot. I like the tight crop, but the headlights have been partially removed. I expect this was a compromise between what to include and what to exclude.
- [2013-12-09 8:14]
quelle calandre et avant de buws en deux plans superbe iamge et captage quelle grille en alu avec les fers à cheval et la partie colorée comme les brques c'est splendide sueprbe détail.
bravo et amitié
- [2013-12-09 9:56]
Wow- this is really quite interesting. Good macro photo of the buses grill. You have some WONDERFUL color schemes in Malta !! Nice job. Julie
Hi, Francis. I like this presentation and cropping to show the details of the front of the bus grill. Nice sharp image with a informative note Cheers.