It’s not often you see a vintage VW minibus these days. I always associate them with the hippies of the late ’60s, when the little VW buses — chronically underpowered and always limping up hills — were covered with painted psychedelic designs, peace symbol stickers, and other forms of folk art.
This bus didn’t have psychedelic designs — although that minty green color is pretty cool — but it did have virtually ever square inch of bumper and top covered with stickers.
If the stickers are any indication, the owner of this nifty rig is not a Trump supporter.
Our hosts described Lunenberg, Nova Scotia as being like San Francisco. They mentioned that the town is built into hillside, just like the City by the Bay. But there is more to the similarity than steeply inclined streets. Lunenberg has a bit of a countercultural vibe to it, like I imagine Haight Ashbury had during the Summer of Love in the ’60s, with quirky diners and stores selling what appear to be Wiccan supplies.
The psychedelic paint jobs on many of the old wooden houses in the town add to the effect. Every block features a riotous collection of paint jobs that use every hue in the rainbow. The different colors make the street views real treat.