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

Saturday, 30 June 2007

Leicester: Wet days of the past

Wet days and so forth always remind me of the same and when I'm doing my blog I like something nostalgic that fits my mood or even where I'm going or where I've just been. Sadly I don't go to Leicester very often these days but I do still have to go out in the rain like everyone else and sometimes I even take photographs. In the Corporation days early in the Eighties not only was the mainly cream livery bright, the buses usually looked clean standing out well in the often poor English weather. The smart but rather conservative looking Corporation ECW bodied Leyland Atlantean going to New Parks was already about twelve years old and makes an interesting contrast to the classic Foden artic belonging to Elsby which although dating from 1972 looks a good deal older than the bus.

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