Friday, November 2, 2007

Blooming Taxi


I was passing through Union Square yesterday and I saw this cab filled with flowers. It turns out it was an event in conjunction with the Garden in Transit project. Garden in Transit is a community service project started in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first metered taxi in New York. School-children from throughout the city painted colorful flowers onto decals that were applied to many taxicabs this fall. Some of these children were handing out flowers yesterday to bring New York to full bloom!

P.S. Ming the Merciless featured some photos of these cabs on his blog a few weeks ago.

Here they are distributing the flowers. Have a nice weekend!

17 comments:

Wanda said...

How delightful! Since I love flowers, wouldn't I love a Taxi full delivered to my door!!
Very nice!!! :)

Olivier said...
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Olivier said...

impressionnant, ce bouquet de fleur dans le taxi. J'ai beaucoup aime tous ces taxis new-yorkais avec leurs peintures florales.
Je te souhaite un bon week-end

Impressive, flower bouquet in the taxi. I really like all these New York taxis with their floral paintings.
I wish you a good weekend

Gudl said...

What a great find!

Kerri said...

I clicked on the pic and you can really see the detail of the flowers. Many different color roses.
This is beautiful!

Moi said...

sweet!!! such finds can make an ordinary day into a special one...have a lovely weekend, lori :)

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice shot...good idea...
Have a nice week end

WebOJ said...

That's one expensive flower vase!

Rosy said...

Sounds like this is wonderfully fun for the children as well for the taxi drivers and everyone else, and those flowers are so very pretty too.

"Enjoy your weekend!

GMG said...

Amazing pictures! NYC is always a great place to be, but with blooming taxis and flower distribution, it's going to be absolutely beyond reach...
Have a great weekend!

Isadora said...

Wonder if this can be done in Budapest! I love flowers. I bet it did wonders for NY and New Yorkers too :)

Blue Wave 707 said...

That's a lot of flowers! Interesting ...

lv2scpbk said...

Hmm..Can that taxi driver fit anymore in there? I'd hate to see what the ones on the bottom come out looking like.

Ming the Merciless said...

What a delightful and fabulous idea!! Who doesn't love receiving OR giving flowers.

annulla said...

Love the taxi with the trunk full of flowers! I spent some time earlier this year painting the panels that went on the taxis, posted some photos, too. Of course, the kids were the ones who really enjoyed getting covered with paint ... my favorite New Balances still show spots of yellow they acquired that day.

Keropok Man said...

wow. that's a lot of flowers at the back of the taxi!

JAM said...

Really nice shots of the flowers. I especially love the one in the taxi.