Thursday, February 26, 2009

minibus

I found out today that the shared taxis I've been taking and calling dolmuş are not dolmuş but "minibus." Minibuses can hold up to 20 people whereas the dolmuş is a yellow van that seats about 8. The word dolmuş means "stuffed"— an accurate description as these vehicles are often crammed with passengers. I also learned that they are charmingly called sarı karıncalar, "yellow ants," by city dwellers for the zippy driving style of the drivers.

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6 comments:

Alain Bertin said...

Beautiful use of color and black and white.

szaza said...

Merci Alain!

Isabel said...

love the color as well and your line work

szaza said...

Thank you Isabel :)

benconservato said...

I have never been a good sketcher (there is also a part of me that doesn't like people looking over my shoulder) so your work is always amazing to me, wonderful composition and colours.

szaza said...

Thank you so much Emma :)
I'm such a fan of yours— the compliment means alot to me.

I get a little nervous with people looking over my shoulder too, and I try my hardest to ignore it. Sometimes it doesn't work and I have to move on.