A double-decker bus is a bus that has two levels or decks. They are used for mass transport in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, but are best known as the Red London Bus, or the AEC Routemaster. Open top buses are used mainly for tourism.
During our recent trip to England, we rode on many of these buses throughout the London area. It was fun and frightening all at once as the drivers weaved their way down lanes that were way too narrow for such a large vehicle! But we made it to our destination each and every time.
To commemorate our journeys, we bought this Alice Tait “All Aboard!” London Bus pin badge:
Why is everything in London red? Nobody knows for sure and there are too many theories to list here. But it is a colour of the city as reflected in old letter boxes and call boxes. It’s also my favorite colour so that may have something to do with it to.
Alice Tait loves to draw. So says her website. She is a popular British artist with many high-profile clients. Ms. Tait has been drawing for a living since 2002. Her style is illustrative and whimsical.
My wife and I have ever so many pins and things to display that it can be a challenge to find a place to put a new acquisition! This one seemed to be a perfect fit for Pooh’s ear.