✯ Day 5 of Vintage 365 ✯
Many of us wish to no end that we could step back in time, but know that sadly, doing highly unlikely to happen (at least until time travel is perfected at ;-D). Recently however, a group of New York city public transportation users recently got the chance to at least step up and into (a glimpse of) the past, thanks to fact the NYC MTA sent a gorgeous, original mint and emerald green hued 1950s bus out onto the bustling streets during the holiday season.
As someone who swoons over just about all forms of vintage transportation, my eyes lit up like fireworks when I spied the photo here (and accompanying write-up about it) on (of all places) the site BoingBoing. Searching for more info on this cool vintage bus lead me to an intriguing blog called Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York (which I now plan on following – love the concept behind it), in which blogger Jeremiah Moss shares a detailed account of recently taking a ride on this classic bus.
While I realize that models such as this sleek beauty may not be as ecofriendly as today’s buses, I think it’s absolutely wonderful the New York is embracing it’s history and treating some of its citizens to such a stylish, timelessly fun ride for a few brief days out of the year. (Hmmm, if this is an annual event in NYC, I might just have to head down there one of these Christmas seasons! )