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, 13 February 2007
Locano: Girls going home at lunchtime.
When I was at school in Switzerland in the Sixties the little Setra Coaches that we sometimes hired from Aigle were always a bit chintzy and had an overstuffed feel about their interior with all those twee little holders of plastic flowers and I still remember the netting on the back of the seats that vibrated and that groaning from the high revving engine at the back. It's strange how the things we overlooked or looked down on in childhood become what we come to remember with a certain fondness. For me it has all become a part of my love for Switzerland. They had all gone by the time I took this photo in 1990 but I think this similar shaped bus outside Locano Station is a Magrus Deutz.