Sunday, October 25, 2009
From the moment I saw my first Linea 17 turquoise bus, on day one in Buenos Aires, I was hooked.
There are 144 different bus lines in BA all privately owned and operated.
An eye-feast of color and typography ...
But really nothing compared to the old days when buses were rolling works of genuine folk art. See pre-1970s buses covered with the scrolling flourishes of ‘fileteado’ here and here.
Interiors, too, are personalized-- there was at least one instance of fuzzy dice, and fancy cut glass mirrors are installed over many of the windshields.