Not so long ago I shared a picture of the Barbie Styled Bus Shelter that was taken in the Shetland Isles – well it turns out this bus shelter has been getting an annual makeover by locals for the past ten years.
The Haroldswick bus shelter is located on the isle of Unst, one of the North Isles of the Shetlands, and is the northernmost inhabited island in Scotland.
The furnished bus stop is known locally as Bobby’s Bus Shelter. It was named after a child who used to cycle to the shelter in the mornings to catch the bus to school. The local council had plans to remove the bus shelter, but after he sent them a letter asking them not to and explaining that the shelter is where he kept his bike while at school. The council changed their minds and for reasons unknown a sofa appeared soon after.
This was the start of a tradition that has seen the shelter redecorated every year with a new colour scheme.
Looking through the photos it is easy to see that as each year passes the furnishings and decoration get more lavish as well as more high tech (ish) with the shelter now kitted out with a working TV, computer, radio and even a microwave.
As for the Barbie theme – well that was the style of 2009 to represent the fact that Bobby was working for a Breast Cancer charity.
Published on May 31, 2010 | Filed Under Really
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