Post details: Wordless Wednesdays: Scottish Twins (Edinburgh Lodekkas)

06/20/07

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Wordless Wednesdays: Scottish Twins (Edinburgh Lodekkas)

Two Bristol Lodekkas

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Comment from: Jenn M. [Visitor] Email · http://jennsnook.blogspot.com
Neat!!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 07:21
Comment from: Sandy [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blogspot.com
They have such personality, I'm waiting for them to start talking!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 07:32
I always loved the double decker bus. Happy WW Wednesday!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 08:06
Comment from: Dawn [Visitor] Email · http://dawnandjimmy.us/blog
Wow, neat shots.

Happy WW! I hope you'll come visit me :)
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 08:06
Comment from: Bridget [Visitor] Email · http://brewerfamily8.blogspot.com
I love these bus photos each week! Happy WW.
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 09:45
Comment from: Dragonheart [Visitor] Email · http://dragonheartsdomain.blogspot.com/
Cool! What a neat shot. :)
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 09:48
Comment from: Lori [Visitor] Email · http://singleparentsunite.blogspot.com/
Id love to ride on one of those:)
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 11:25
Comment from: MsDemmie [Visitor] Email · http://msdemmie.wordpress.com/
What a great sight :)

Expect an incoming Tag!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 11:48
Cool photos! Thanks for stopping by!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 13:48
Comment from: Jessica K [Visitor] Email · http://justjessie.typepad.com
Oh, how fun! I would love a ride in one of those!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 15:42
Comment from: Mayogi [Visitor] Email · http://mayogiathome.blogspot.com
Oh, I just love those old double deckers! They were one of the best things about going to London. It's a pity they don't use them anymore.

Happy WW!
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 18:22
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Jenn M.... I thought so! :)

Hi Sandy... Egads! I don't know if that would be cool, frightening, or make me REALLY regret some of the poor choices as for substances I put in my body as a teenager! :)

Hello Opal... Thank you!

Hey Dawn... I wish I could take credit... but to be honest, it was e-mailed to me through a list... so I don't know WHO the photog was... It's still a great shot!

Hiya Bridget... Next week's should be good! (...and thanks!)

Hello Dragonheart... It 'tis... but as I said, I cannot take credit...

Hey Lori... They are a lot of fun to ride in! I've never been in a Lodekka before meself... nor have I ever been to Edinburgh... but based on my English experiences, I'd say it's a given it would be a great way to see the city!

Howdy MsDemmie... OH NO! Not a DREADED tag! Actually, your timing is GREAT as I'm very tired and a little creatively bankrupt... and if I can't "seed" a good thought in the evening, it makes the morning post VERY difficult! So TAG ME, MAMA!

Thanks EaglesWings!

Hey there, Jessica K... They are!

Hi Mayogi... Thankfully, they still have some... but they are in dire threat of being removed which is very sad.
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/07 @ 19:21
Comment from: Isabelle aka Tricotine [Visitor] Email · http://tricotine.typepad.com
Amazing! I remember riding the reb buses in London, but I didn't know they came in green as well... I like it! :-)

Happy WW! :-)

Isabelle aka Tricotine
PermalinkPermalink 06/21/07 @ 03:14
Comment from: Sherry [Visitor] Email · http://redbudslane.blogspot.com
I'd love to tour Edinburgh in one of those!
PermalinkPermalink 06/21/07 @ 11:15
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hi Isabelle aka Tricotine... Actually, these are Scottish buses... but London DOES have green buses too... "Country Buses"... ones that go out of the city proper.

Hey Sherry... Me too!
PermalinkPermalink 06/21/07 @ 20:55
Comment from: TorAa [Visitor] Email · http://toraa.blogspot.com
Very interesting. Also because I'm just reading "44 Scotland Street - Espresso Tales".
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