I am thinking outside the box for this entry into this month's theme. Maybe it is too far outside the box for some? I included it in the "humorous" category.
This vehicle started life as a milk float and has been transformed into a sight-seeing bus for the market town of Buxton which is just outside the Peak District National Park. It is part of the High Peak and is the highest market town in England at 960ft above sea level.
I call it a "Baby Bus" because of its size. It holds the grand total of 8 passengers on bench seats inside.
What a cute baby bus :-) Nobody would deliver milk this way in our days (referring to the link), it all comes in the "box" and stands in the shelf and it has 20 types of milk and you stand there with this wide choice of goat milk, sheep milk, cow milk, low fat ... LOL ... Funny how they made it look like the typical red GB bus. In Zurich they have a GB type kind of tour bus too, the one probably most cities have, that stops and you can get out and when you are done with the sight you can jump in again. A very nice image, love the deep red with the grey rain clouds.
A "Milk Float," never heard that English expression before. Is that a local expression? Down Cambridge way they just talked a milkman and his scooter because the vehicle wasn't much bigger than bread wagon and the motor sounded like a motorcycle. I looked it up an answered my question.
My first impression, especially with the thumb, was that they took a London bus and cut it down to fit the narrow streets of the Market Town center. Opening, I see it is not a cut down but another vehicle all together. Interesting to say the least. But, repurposing vehicles rather than crusing is smart resourcing IMO.
Wow, sorry hear about Manchester. I guess it could have been worse. Starting at 1500 this was on the news nonstop last night with no details. We did not watch our two favorite news shows at 1700 and 1800 because of the "nonstop-no coverage" and "tape loop" the news outlets go through when something like this happens. Sometimes I think they do to scare people and hype them up into the "lets be afraid of everything and everybody" mold. The man-childs comments I read this morning were terrible IMO. Again, so sorry it hit so close to home.
A nice and interesting capture.
jwmunro wrote in 2017/05/23 18:04:44: And from people who think children are Gods gift. I am beginning to hate these people and I hate myself for it.feather wrote in 2017/05/23 15:43:32: What makes it worse John was that the concert was by a young singer who used to be a child star and lots of very young people are fans. They haven't released all the names yet but there is at least one child aged 8 among the deceased. Many of the injured are in the children's hospital, so draw your own conclusions. They deliberately targeted children. The depravity is beyond evil.
Clearly a 'baby bus' for only six passengers, the link is great as well. I'll date myself here and say that when I was a child, our milk was also delivered, funny, I never thought of that until now. IMO, a great fit for the theme. HLJ< P