I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Thursday, 22 March 2007
Bus Music: FBW Basle
In 1998 almost ten years earlier I had ridden on some Hess Bodied FBW's in Basle and on the off chance that they might still be some on Route 37 I thought I'd interrupt my quest looking for the for the Regie Post buses I hadn't seen and went hoping to get a new tape-recording of my favourite European make of bus. Nos.82-4 must have been the last one's left and had replaced those numbered in the Sixties from the previous occasion. I told the driver I wanted to tape "The bus music". He said "What music, there's no music on this bus?" So I made a bus sound, and he said it was a "din." What a philistine!