Friday, 9 March 2007

Public Transport in Australia?


Adelaide has only one remaining tram line, since the major routes were replaced with diesel buses over 40 years ago.
Many old trams were purchased by people for use as holiday shacks, and by now, these are slowly decaying. Recently, I saw an Adelaide tram in the Heysen Tunnel on the South East freeway. Perhaps it was heading for a destination like this one!

19 comments:

Oya said...

Oh, that's funny and interesting also :)

M.Benaut said...

Oya,
Did you feel like this tram could take you to Taksim Square?

Kate said...

The tram is indeed interesting, but the sky and earth are outstanding!

Monica said...

This is a superb photo, I like the colours, the composition and the sky is amazing!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thank you for stopping and commenting on my blog. I answered your question about why bridges are covered. It is also explained on the post with the bridge. However, briefly, it is for these reasons:

Covered bridges allowed farmers to take farm animals across rivers safely because animals would not cross open air bridges. They were afraid.

Covered bridges were also covered to protect all of the wood. All of the truses and beams and floor were made of wood cut from local trees. Covered protected the wood from weather -- rain, snow, ice and etc.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the photograph of the old tram.

Chris & Deb said...

what a great shot.....looks like it's the end of the line for that tram!

Ame said...

WOW!

Great shot "CLOBBER!" ;)

Beautiful palette, very complementary! Great one-point perspective...the sky looks like it's just zoomin' overhead! And it aaaaaaaaaaall pulls you in! What a great story it tell too!

I'd say this is one of your best YET!

BONK-BONK! ;)x

edwin s said...

I agree with everyone. Brilliant Post!

Utsav said...

Ah, brilliant picture, M. Benaut! What lovely scenery- and the colours- superb. Lovely!

Pierre said...

Hi,
Wide angle, beautiful sky, appealing steppe... what a great pic!

isabella said...

This photo has a definite WOW factor!
Also, what a clever idea to use those decommissioned trams as vacation shacks - but how did they move them?

Ioanna said...

Great photo, great title!!

Candice & Megan said...

Cool shot! I love the color of the sky in this one.

Sally said...

WOW! Look at that sky! Big big big.

AinZ said...

beautiful picture & colors! the sky, the clouds, the earth...ooooh, and that tram...even though it's old and falling apart, it's beautiful. no wonder you love trams!

M.Benaut said...

Thanks, Guys,
I didn't ever think that this photo would receive any comments at all !!
But, from time to time you show me a tram in your city, and I just felt like showing you this one, a sort of thank you, I guess. I also guess that I must stop raving about trams, but please, keep the trams coming from your city !!!

freelancer said...

Great shot, very funny :)

Nathalie said...

Brilliant! So outbacky in style!