Is this the best kid’s bus shelter ever? – Wordless Wednesday

I remember our school bus shelter as a kid, it was full of spiders and I hated having to sit in it when it was raining.

The one we spotted in Colac Bay was quite different to this; it was fun, cheery and clean.

I bet the kids who hang out in this bus stop get a kick out of it every day, it’s quite a sight in rural NZ.

It has been this way for nearly 20 years and the artist, a local woman, gives it a touch up every now and then.




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Down the road we spotted this painted electricity substation thingee. Pretty cool hey?

Seen any interesting bus shelters or mail boxes recently?

Have you seen a better bus stop for kids in your travels?

On Wednesday I post photos to support these lovely bloggers…

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Ai at Sakura Haruka

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  1. That is really cool! I spotted an odd looking bus stop the other day and I must go back and grab a photo. Odd because it really didn’t provide much shelter at all.

  2. They are brilliant especially the bus shelter what a great idea heheh!

    Have a tanfabulous week πŸ™‚

  3. What a cool bus shelter. I have t seen anything like that before!

  4. that is great! … inspirational for everyone passing by!
    we were impressed with public spaces in tannum sands qld
    and where the rumble bars were moulded tortoises … cute!
    enjoy your day em … love m:)X

  5. That is awesome!! And how lovely that a local artist keeps it looking great! Gosh I love New Zealand!!!

  6. That is fabulous! I can imagine it being very popular with the kids. Good to see Homer getting amongst the water sports too.
    I haven’t seen any interesting bus stops or mailboxes however, we recently had our mailbox stolen… which I thought was pretty interesting!
    Happy WW.

  7. Our bus stop wasn’t that interesting at all, just a pretty modern, simple shelter. My siblings don’t get one because they are picked up outside the farm house. I guess they could climb into the old cream box if they wanted to (the cream box is a timber, open fronted structure about a meter tall with a tin roof and a shelf in it).

  8. That’s The Simpson’s riding that bus in the picture. lol Cute!

  9. Oh love it! And very clever!

  10. There is imagination for you! Community spirit at its best.

  11. Wow, that IS a cool bus stop! We have a few near us that are glass and have panels embossed with historical facts and photographs of our area in previous eras, but I suspect the kids would rather have the Simpsons than the history channel πŸ˜‰

  12. This is so awesome! How great would it be if all bus stops were so bright and fun? I imagine it cuts down on graffiti and vandalism as the kids enjoy it.

  13. Coolest bus shelter ever! We are BIG Simpsons fans πŸ™‚

  14. the kids out our way would love this Em! How very cool.

  15. What an absolutely cool bus shelter! I wish the bus shelters in our neighbourhood were half as cool.

  16. That is freaking awesome!! My old bus shelter used to be full of spiders, broken glass and cigarette butts! YUK

  17. Coolest bus shelter I’ve ever seen, although isn’t it facing the wrong way?

  18. Very cool. I was thinking the same as Toni – how do you know the bus is coming when it is facing away from the road?

  19. Yes, I like this beautiful bus!

  20. That is has serious cool factor – I showed my boys last night and they asked if we could do that to the side of our house…. ah no, but that bus shelter is awesome! πŸ˜‰ xx

  21. How awesome is that shelter , my kids stand in front of the gate – boring as.

  22. How cool! I love it! What a great idea!

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