Sunday, March 26, 2006

Karachi’s W-11 Minibus Decoration for Australian Tram
via www.melbourne2006.com.au

A team of W-11 vehicle decorators from Karachi will undertake a residency in Melbourne to transform a tram that will run a free service on the Melbourne City Circle tram route during Games time. A fleet of particularly vibrant mini-buses ply the Karachi route called W-11, characterised by stainless-steel panels, brightly coloured plastic collages, flashing light patterns, music beats and exuberant conductors. Karachi had a horse-drawn tram system till the 1930s, then a petrol-fuelled system until the 1970s. Could there be a W-11 tram, a vehicle travelling from Karachi to Melbourne? How would these Karachi vehicle decorators invoke the spirit of this transport? Vehicles of transport have long been celebrated in the Indus valley, adorned with elaborate decoration to keep good spirits with the journey.

6 comments:

Trailady said...

This is very interesting. I have missed your posts. :o)

Champ - Love Hound said...

They say "Lahor, Lahore aay". I don't agree coz I say "Karachi, Karachi aay". LOL!

I'm glad you 've found some way to post. You 're clever my friend. *wink*

Hopw you 're doin' good. *Smiles*
God bless you.....

Human said...

So glad to see you back. I guess the Government lifted the block?
Those decorated buses are a riot(good kind)
Peace

samrina said...

Hi all,

Thnx alot for the msgs n concern friends.

Yeah Khurram i do agree "Karachi Karachi aay" coz i live here na...:) :)

No Human its still banned by the government but through other ways we can blog.

Takecare all,

Samrina

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Nabeel said...

that's awesomeeee .. i love the art work on mini buses and trucks in karachi .. it's great.