Saturday, June 20, 2009

Big Al

Big Al is one of the drivers for the Old Town Trolley in Boston. So if you have ever visited and taken one of these tours you may have met Big Al.

Below was a line up of tour buses in front of the State House when I met Big Al. His bus is the first green and orange bus.

11 comments:

joo said...

Wow, Al IS really big! He almost looks too big for this lovely Old Town Trolly:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Malyss said...

A funny detail will maybe make you smile: for me , this picture is shocking! Why? I live in a place where the weather is really hot half of the year, and anyway, a bus driver would NEVER be allowed to drive dressed that way, with short trousers!
Even when it's hot, all people who work with public wear a long trousers and a tie, or a uniform.We think it's a question of respect.
Big Al would not keep his job a long time in my town!( And it would be a pity, he looks very friendly!)
PS:
Tomorrow it's Father's day here in France! So, I wish you a real good sunday, with or without celebration! Ü

brattcat said...

I love to read the comments. Malyss responds to your post and we learn something about two cultures. These are great slices of American pie here, Clueless.

Cezar and Léia said...

How nice to make friends with a person who looks so...
...friendly!
I was wondering, most of the time we come across people who are even providing us with some kind of service and we barely share a smile with them...
This picture is very inspiring!
God bless you!
Cezar

Digital Polaroids said...

Great portrait!

http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/2009/06/funny-goat.html

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I really don't mind his shorts. To me, respect is all about taking someone as he is. I think Big Al's attitude is much more important than his clothing and he really looks polite and friendly.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Big Al does indeed look friendly. Regarding the comments above, my son owns a taxi cab company in Buenos Aires and he has his cab drivers wear nice blue shirts and ties. He has only new cabs, and it shows that the passenger will be treated courteously and the cab will be new and clean.

I was glad to see your photo the other day of the finished facade of the Museum of Fine Arts. We were in Boston last July 4 and that side of the MFA was all blocked off for construction.

brattcat said...

Hey, Clueless, if you ever do decide to make a return visit to Bennington, let me know.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Just stopping by vary late to check out your monochrome photo from the past week, which is gorgeous by the way - thought I'd check out all your other stuff while I was here! Say Hi to Big Al for me next time you see him ;-)

Tash said...

Big Al is big and has an even bigger smile. Great photo! I like the cheerful colors of the Trolleys.

2sweetnsaxy said...

The shot of Big Al adds such a nice personal touch to learning about Boston. :-)