Monday, June 26, 2006

Matatu art

I've written about "matatus" before ("mah-tah-
too's"). They are the main means of public transport in Kenya. Most are minibuses the size of the hearse I featured before. Some are a little larger.

The artwork on matatus is great. I have a fantasy of doing a book of photos of the artwork on matatus. Alas, it's hard to get such photos taken when you have a full-time job. And a better camera (and better photographic skills) would be necessary.

3 Comments:

Blogger freak_engineer said...

The art was definitely sooo much better before the govt. cracked down on them and forced them to have a single color with the yellow stripe

Tue Jun 27, 12:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Nairobi Paul said...

You're right, but these days, it seems like anything goes. (Maybe 85% of the 14-seaters are white with the yellow stripe, but the rest can be pretty amazing.

The larger but-not-full-size buses? I guess there are no restrictions.

Tue Jun 27, 06:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger The Pocknalls said...

I also love all the stickers etc on the 'speed taxis'. Often very Christian in their sentiments.

Sat Jul 01, 04:15:00 AM PDT  

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