Friday Funny: A Bus Stop With Funk in Melbourne

"All aboard to funkytown," writes Chloe Booker, transporting readers to a time and a place where the trains had soul and the bells had bottoms.
February 24, 2017, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Chloe Booker provides a dispatch from a bus stop on the 546 bus route in Melbourne, Australia, where artists recently refurbished the bus stop into a 1970s living room.

"The stop, on Heidelberg Road, Alphington, has been fitted out with an orange and brown cushioned lounge, a curtained window and retro wallpaper adorned with kitsch artwork and a pot plant," according to Booker.

It's not the first time Northside artists Jill and Suse, who only want to be known by their first names, have "reclaimed the space," according to Booker. "Jill, who was the lead artist in the project, turned it into a 1950s lounge room in January last year."

Click through to the original article to see the visual evidence of their work.

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Published on Friday, February 17, 2017 in The Sydney Morning Herald
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