Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Colourful Jeepneys

London has the red double-decker bus, New York the yellow taxi, and the Philippines has the Jeepney.

Jeepneys first hit the roads in the 1950s, refashioned from military vehicles left behind by US soldiers after World War II. Some entrepreneurial Filipinos took those US Jeeps and modified them, adding features to make them roadworthy, and creating a new form of mass transit.

Jeepneys are known for their crowded seating and flamboyant decorations, which have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture and art. The word jeepney came from the combination of the words "jeep" and "jitney", a small bus that carries passengers on a regular route with flexible schedule.

Biyahe by joy_sale

WOW! Jeepney by brix99

lomo manila by wanderlasss

(22/365) Diana F+ Jeeptree by Cibo Marco

I Think It's Called A Jeepney by Louis Bosco

films not dead... by golfpunkgirl

12-12-12 by pimienta roja

Jeepney in traffic by Paeng Carreon

Jeepneys by Peter de Graaff

biyaheng langit by 【marct】

Baguio Jeepney by Rene Apilado

beep beep by dezphaire

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  1. who took them? did she find out?

  2. She found these photographs at an LA flea market and didn't know who took them...

  3. Yes I read she found them at a flea market. Wondered if it had ignited the investigative journalist in her? I'd want to know who took them...