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
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Barbarella and Nottingham's Panaramic Atlantean Special
Nottingham is famed rather more for the traditional higher percentage of women to men in the City than for it's buses. But for many years with so much variety and quality, right up to the Seventies I'm sure many would vote it the most interesting place in the U.K to view buses and coaches and a Nottingham City Transport Northern-Counties bodied Atlantean acts as a reminder of those wonderful days when even the City's buses were built to their own distinctive design. As I photographed this scene with No.631 waiting to leave for Gelding quite by coincidence one of the women raised her arm echoing the Barbarella Girl.