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

Sunday, 25 March 2007

East Berlin: Somehow The trees Just About Manage To Turn Green.

It looks as if someone let East Berlin to some drunken old men who never ate a good meal, cleaned out the bath or did their washing. Somehow the trees just about manage to turn green and I think paint must have been rationed, but believe it or not the outskirts with their faceless blocks of flats were even more ugly. It needed a good scrub too but the old trams were quite attractive. Of course all of this sullen drabness is gone but I quite miss it in a way especially the Reko trams built by the DDR's Reischbahnausbesserungswerk.

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