Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Trams

I don't recall Melbourne ever decorating a tram for Christmas.

This tram in Milan is decorated but I think somewhat spoilt by the commercialism. Apparently the tram is only decorated if a sponsor can be found. It looks like a giant can of you know what. Time .27



Not so commercial in Budapest. I have showed you the Budapest Christmas tram before, but here it is briefly, travelling along the banks of The Danube on the famous Route 2 on the Pest side of the river. I was a bit excited to remember the very tram stop and seeing the White Bridge and then after the tram departs, the Chain Bridge, Fisherman's Bastion and Buda Castle. Time 1.12 There is a longer and better look at the Budapest tram here.


15 comments:

  1. Great idea. Trams here seem to be decorated with art from time to time so Xmas light seem a logical progression. Happy Xmas Andrew.

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    1. Ad Rad, do you remember the Pakistan decorated tram here, complete with music. Thank you.

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    2. Yep..a highlight of the commonwealth games in melbourne.

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  2. Looks magical.
    Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks WA. We found Budapest to be a magical city.

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  3. Andrew, Hungarian Tram is very nice. Our Silesain trams are decorated but no as fantastic as this one..

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    1. Gosia, I did see the one you had on your blog, but this was written before then and not really time to do anything with yours.

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  4. They certainly are brightly lit. Perhaps if we lobbied our councils we could get a bit of tinsel or something on our trams for next Christmas.

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    1. Money for a bit of tinsel is about they would spend, River.

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    2. And some yobbo would steal it within a day.

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    3. They may well River, but it seems the best tactic is to immediately replace, keep things clean and rid of graffiti. The more institutions care, the more the public cares.

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  5. Darling Andrew,
    How well we remember your all too short stay in Budapest and how often we think of you all.

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and may 2015 bring you joy and success.

    Love,

    JayLa xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much JayLa. Best wishes to you both. D has been broadcasting on the radio this Christmas morning. Stay warm.

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  6. Its a good idea. Maybe Melbourne will follow suit one day.

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    1. Or even your new Gold Coast tram Diane.

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