A Photo a Week Challenge: Quintessential

The Red Double-Decker Bus is very much a symbol of London – often depicted on postcards and other art forms for sale to tourists.

A flock of ‘New Routemaster’ buses on Parliament Square and Whitehall. Forming the new LT class they entered service in 2012. They are nicknamed ‘Borismasters’ after Boris Johnson who was the London Mayor who oversaw their introduction…

Here’s a ‘Real’ Routemaster – RM543 at the Richmond end of the 27 route taken back in 1980. Routemasters entered revenue service in 1956 and can still be seen in central London today on tourist services…

Predecessor to the Routemaster was the RT (AEC Regent III) which entered service in 1939. They were still in service in the mid-1970’s and some lingered on for training duties like RT4442 seen at Kingston in 1979…

Here’s a ‘Tourist Postcard’ style photo of VLA153 crossing Westminster Bridge in 2011 with the Palace of Westminster Clock Tower as a backdrop…

Catch up with Nancy’s A Photo a Week challenge Here.

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The Auld Alliance?

As CEO of Transportes Martin based in Montpellier I would like to wish everyone a Happy Bastille Day with a few shots of the company’s Renault Magnum in a special paint-job. Vive la France!

Eastbound from Montpellier and about to pick up the autoroute towards Lyon and on to Dijon…

…risking the wrath of Les Gendarmes for having my main-beam lights on for the photo shoot…

From Dijon we took a tractor north-west to Le Havre…

…enjoying a glorious sunset as we crossed the Seine to complete a wonderful Bastille Day’s driving…

ps – as my regular readers know, I’m half Scot’s hence the reference to the Auld Alliance 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc

Bricks, Geometry and Bushes…

Catch up with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here.