If you were wondering where the Northampton Transport Peace Bus Wound up..
.. you can sleep more peacefully now because I found it Wednesday at the edge of a grocery store parking lot In Polhov Gradec, a small town about 20 kilometers west of Ljubljana.
Yes, you really do find the darnedest things on countryside bike rides around here.
“It’s been here through the winter plus a few months before that,” one woman told me, confirming that the owner was indeed a local. “I’ve gotten used to it. I like the colors.”
I agreed. “Yes, they’re very peaceful.”
Now I needed to find out how this early 1960s double decker bus wound up in Polhov Gradec, a town best known as the home to ruins of a 14th century castle.
A google search for Orange double decker Peace bus led to this story published in March 2010, suggesting that owner is, or at least was in 2010, an adherent of the teachings and meditation practices of Prem Rawat. My balloon of interest suddenly deflated.
But it is nicely refabed – roomy on the first floor –which I was able to see– and laid out as a video projection room on the top floor –which I didn’t see.
If you’re interested there is plenty more on its 2009 inaugural tour around the Slovenian countryside in the story which also confirms that the bus is apparently a 1959 model.