March 27, 2006

In the pink


It's been a dreich (wonderful Scottish word - so expressive, much better than dull/dismal) day in Edinburgh today but seeing this taxi parked downstairs always makes me feel a bit better. Following on from Nicola's post on Saturday and her pictures of Wiesbaden station, I thought I'd make Monday my transport-themed day and over time I'll show you some of the taxis, buses, trains etc that move us around our city. I think it's great that advertisers use the taxis and the taxi drivers get to make a bit more money from them - it helps brighten up the city.

11 comments:

chris.h. said...

nice one--thay do that in the Toon aswell--I'll catch one,one day.

Cynthia! said...

Great car and beautifulk color!! Needles to say is that i´ve never seen this amnesty campampaign before!

Kris said...

interesting subject! You are right, seeing this brightens up the day :)

midnitebara said...

wow, girly-girl taxi!

Lisi said...

if i visit your city and see this, i would never ever have thought that it is a taxi...now i know!

Life in Other Cities said...

I rode in one of those taxis when I was just in London. A lot more room in back than you would think.

We also have a "Save the Human" campaign on over here too, but I'm not sure what it's all about.

Nicola said...

Thanks for posting another one of those cool taxis! This one is actually even better because of the color - you'll spot it right away. What brand is that car by the way?

bob said...

Nice pink against the stone

Grant F said...

lisi - our taxis come in a wide range of colours!!
nicola - I'll go and have a look later and let you know the make of th car. it's a special taxi maker company but can't remember the name

Anne said...

Oh cute car!!

Anonymous said...

There are two kinds of Taxis used in Edinburgh the Metro Cab,made from fibreglass, they are the square box shaped ones, and the most common ones now, like the ones in your picture are the TX1 and the newer TX2 Taxi, both are made by London Taxis International or LTI as they are known, they have a website
http://www.lti.co.uk/flashenable.htm

hope that helps Nicola

P.S the cheapest model is £32,000