Monday 10 November 2014

#YearoftheBus Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park trail with the Legend

I was feeling a little "Cabin Fever" today so I had to get out and then I remembered about the "Year of the Bus" Sculpture trails. I know one was pretty close to where I lived so BBB & I headed out trying to beat the rain that was due to come to London in the afternoon.

"Presented in partnership with Wild in Art, the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trails have brought businesses and artists together to create a series of free and accessible public art sculpture trails across London's streets, parks and public spaces.
The bus sculptures have been painted and adorned by well-known and aspiring artists to showcase the vital role that London's buses play in the life and economy of the city and the UK as a whole.

The sculpture trail is part of our celebrations to mark the 2014 Year of the Bus in partnership with the London Transport Museum and the capital's bus operators.

The first three trails will be installed for the public to enjoy from Monday 20 October with a fourth following before Christmas.

Following the display, the artworks will be auctioned to raise invaluable funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum."
This is similar to an event Transport for London did a few years ago but with cows.

There is even an iPhone app. You can use the app to follow the trails and mark off every sculpture you find with a handy barcode scanner. Search for the app called " Bus Art"

Code to scan into the Bus Art App

On the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Trail there are 11 sculptures, here they are....Enjoy

Bus Art: Ding! Ding!
Ding! Ding!

Bus Art: Moquette

Bus Art: Journey to Anywhere
Journey to Anywhere

Bus Art: Time Travel
Time Travel

Bus Art: English Herbaceous Border
English Herbaceous Border

Bus Art: Hold Tight
Hold Tight

Bus Art: The Paralympic Bus
The Paralympic Bus

Bus Art: Union Jack
Union Jack

Bus Art: Invisible to The Environment
Invisible to The Environment

Bus Art: Dazzler

Bus Art: CumulonimBUS

Was a nice ride and was great to see all the great pieces of art work. Will be doing the other Bus Art Trails soon.

To find out more check out the link here on Transport for London's website Year of the Bus

Maybe you have something similar happening in your own city, go find out.

Strava Data:Year of the Bus: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

1 comment:

  1. What fun, Andy! The Legend perfectly complements the sculptures, too. (I particularly like BBB and Moquette. And, of course, BBB and English Herbaceous Border. And BBB's reflection in Invisible to the Environment . . . all right, they're all brilliant!)