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
It's a long walk!
Unlike here in the U.K. where even National Trust property seems to be the property of someone else, in Switzerland the countryside seems to belong to everyone and they are free to roam. In Britain farmers even put barbed-wire across stiles and bulls in fields to deter less committed ramblers from crossing their fields. But things are getting better here too but one day maybe there will be well signposted routes for walkers, but they will have to add more time for calling in at all the pubs on route. When I visited the old PTT Regie Garage at Balstall in the Jura Region in February 1992 there ten buses allocated there and they were all Mercedes-Benz 0405's like P25264 with the exception of a solitary Setra.