Jeepneys are the most popular transportation in the Philippines. And I like it too because if you go with these taxis here you could feel a breathe of the way of live, you could be part of the very interesting culture and learn about the religion of the people.
They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture. When American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of World War II, hundreds of surplus jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos. Locals stripped down the jeeps to accommodate several passengers, added metal roofs for shade, and decorated the vehicles with vibrant colors and bright chrome hood ornaments.
The jeepney rapidly emerged as a popular and creative way to reestablish inexpensive public transportation, which had been virtually destroyed during World War II. Recognizing the widespread use of these vehicles, the Philippine government began to place restrictions on their use. Drivers now must have specialized licenses, regular routes, and reasonably fixed fares.
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saylan-cb (12738) 2007-08-23 3:21
İnteresting shot!Very nice composition and great colours,good POV here,well done.
dip (23888) 2007-08-23 3:22
sehr interessante diese berühmte Fahrzeuge,geschmückt bis ins kleinste Detail,das schärfste ist hier der Mercedes Stern vorne:)
Schönes Foto,sehr klar mit schöne natürliche Farben.
jhm (146590) 2007-08-23 3:39
What a lovely shot, very capture and nice composed, sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done.
Giorgio (11279) 2007-08-23 3:39
- I like much these mythical Jeepneys, that often made opportunities for shoot beautiful images, you did not miss this one, bravo!
siolaw (38292) 2007-08-23 3:43
A good view of the typical Filipino jeepneys, so colorful and shining( i guess they become dustier after a good trip upcountry!)Good expossure here and well rendered metal textures... and an informative note.
UnTrained (0) 2007-08-23 4:11
chromglänzend und gewienert, das im Dschungel. Da würde ich nicht ein derartiges Transportmittel vermuten. Guter Aufnahmestandpunkt, sauber eingefangen. Und eine sehr erläuternde Note. Wieviel Leute passen da rein, bzw. wegen des Begriffs Taxi, fahren da auch mit?
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
wolf38 (31284) 2007-08-23 4:13
Hallo Achim. Diese bunten Autos mit den abenteuerlichen Aufbauten sind ein absoluter Blickfang. Und ich finde, sie sind auf ihre Weise wirklich schön. Ein guter und sehenswerter Schuss. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-08-23 4:14
Despite a quite common subject recently in TE, your photo has teh sharpness that others did not get. Good work.
the place is called Puerto Galera, not Galerta, please correct.
cbrman (21659) 2007-08-23 4:35
Une bien curieuse brouette que celle là ! Il s'agit d'un bonne image de reportage !
Les constructeur de ce bolide doivent avoir travailler dur pour chromer toute cette surface !
Bien vu !
muscovado (1566) 2007-08-23 7:28
Clear and crisp image with good perspective. very informative note. TFS
Gerrit (51684) 2007-08-23 14:54
what a beautiful shining buses. Care for your stuff makes it.
paura (47186) 2007-08-23 15:59
Nice shot here. This is really a charm automobile. Amazing how time they spend to take it as it.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-08-23 18:40
Wow, what a neat shot of these most unusual conveyances. The locals obviously take pride in their vehicles and must not mind spending a few bucks on fancy paint and decorations. Great colors and very intricate details here. I really appreciate your explanatory note - great work and thanks for sharing. Gerald
papagolf21 (93116) 2007-08-24 0:34
Bonjour, mon ami Achim,
J'admire l'homme qui possède des bottes enjambant les continents et nous rapportant de superbes images de pays lointains. Merci de nous faire rêver et de découvrir des contrées du bout du monde.
Ici, encore, nous avons plaisir à regarder ce genre de véhicule étonnant.
carper (96) 2007-08-24 1:12
very nice Achim,
very good point of view, fine composition and nice balance, fine piece of quality, good photojob, have a nice day.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-08-24 3:49
You've captured this Philippine icon well. Some of them are very artistic ... did you try riding on one of them? Sharp image and good color saturation. Well composed and good notes.... well done! Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Puerto Gallery ... nice beaches there. Tfs and have a nice weekend.
pierrefonds (61884) 2007-08-24 4:28
A nice image of the jeepney, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
vinicio (23423) 2007-08-24 6:46
Fantastic colored cars, they are of amazing beauty, a very well done image of them, compliments Achim.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-08-24 7:23
Hi Achim, so original these cars!
really particular and interesting!
kermit350 (9016) 2007-08-24 11:54
Hello Achim, some time the war brings good thing, as for Jeepneys judiciously Re-transform, excellent idea E the share of the Filipinos of transformed they are freight vehicles public, very good development of these glowing jeeps, sincerely.....................Bonjour Achim, quelque fois la guerre apporte de bonne chose, comme pour les Jeepneys judicieusement re-transformée, excellente idée e la part des Philippins de transformé c’est véhicules en transport public, très bonne mise en valeur de ces jeeps rutilantes, bien amicalement
axiotea (21649) 2007-08-24 21:47
When I was in Philippines in the 80's,sometimes I had to travel on the roof of the jeepney (on the dusty roads) even more colorful at the time.
Good exposure, colors and an interesting note.
clnaef (6289) 2007-08-25 0:05
Que voilà des camions bien entretenus !
pablominto (53746) 2007-08-25 0:06
This is a most impressive machine, depicted from a good point of view!
All details are well reproduced, attractive colours...
I like the composition with this colourful public transportation!
vincz (19113) 2007-08-25 0:28
Fantastic shot, almost surreal. So sharp, so full of colours. I like it a lot.
cobbydale (1958) 2007-08-25 1:24
I had never heard of this jeepney phenomenon before. It's great to see things being reused, reworked and preserved like this in our throw-away world of today. I really wish things were built to last like this now. Great shot - excellent sharpness.
tomauer (316) 2007-08-25 5:57
Great! Great work Achim, Throughout all the Jeepney images, this one stands out, at first it looked like the typical jeepney, but you have really captured this Philippine Icon well.
GREAT work with the details and POV, a very clean and crisp shot.
Thanks for sharing this with us!
anavazao (5592) 2007-08-25 11:17
great perspective, colours, not, POV,light....
Take care Ana:)
toto (0) 2007-08-25 20:54
Belle photo de ces jeeps, elles sont vraiment bien arrangées, belles couleurs, bons détails,bien luisantes,vraiment jolies.Vous les avez bien prises, grande netteté,bonne luminosité malgrés que le ciel n' avait pas l' air très beau. Amitiés Thomas
bracasha75 (24585) 2007-08-26 12:47
Ein tolles bild und schtarkes pkw mit intresantes"outfit"
Prima wie immer mein freund
Kenny10pin (19301) 2007-08-26 22:29
nice jeepney, I never tried it when I was in Cebu, wished I had now, good details and gret compo, well done
evanrizo (456) 2007-08-27 1:04
they look like bijouterie!
Very good image with an ideal lightness with all these nice details and colors from a good point.
Graal (101108) 2007-08-27 1:57
amazing cars, unusual constructions. Good "portraits". Well quality and composition. I like it.
ChrisJ (107129) 2007-08-27 4:38
Good sharpness & colour, with nice symmetry between the 2 vehicles. I like the superimposition of the 2 jeepneys, & the parallel angles. Tfs!
plimrn (21344) 2007-08-27 14:22
Clearly a classic shot of someone's pride and joy!! Good detail, color and framing. HLJ, pat
Emile (20352) 2007-08-27 22:10
Different shot with the interesting and colorful way of transportation, good POV, colors and compo. Thank you for your interesting note. Well done.
Angshu (56740) 2007-08-28 0:45
Interesting picture of a vehicle that's an icon of that country. Good colours & you've captured the nice metallic gleam
adores (42241) 2007-08-28 16:50
Fantastic jeeps! I like the decoration and the colours. They are very well framed by these palm trees. Good work!
eldancer1 (33885) 2009-04-07 21:50
Very nice presentation, vivid colors. I used to ride them when I was growing up in Negros Island, Philippines.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43555)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2006-10-06
- Categories: Transports
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- Versions: version originale
- Carnet de voyage: 2006/09 Palau, Mironesia, Philipp.
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-23 2:39