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, 5 June 2007
The Flowering of Captialism
Rather like the forest floor after a fire, when the rains finally came it did not take long for the trappings of Capitalism to take root and quickly sprout in the former East Germany. Not only did the roads fill with new street furniture and advertising up to date non-communist cars started to fill the roads and also from the West came new middle-aged buses to replace the somewhat basic but still reliable Ikarus fleet and flowery painted double-deckers advertising gardening products could even be found heading for the leafy suburbs way off the tourist trail like this BVG bus bringing the simple pleasures of riding upstairs on a MAN double-decker to Buch.