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, 10 July 2007

BVG: Berlin Double-Deckers

One thing hasn't changed since the mid-Seventies when Bussing was absorbed by MAN and that is apart from sightseeing buses all the Berlin operator BVG's double-deckers are manufactured by that German manufacturer. As has happened in British cities too they are no longer so widespread these days as apart from a few important trunk routes their operation is far more concentrated inside the more populated central zones. However a few can still be spotted in Spandau but things have changed considerably since this view of No.1725 a 1980 Wagon-Union bodied bus was photographed when just a few years old heading an impressive line-up of similar vehicles enjoying a lunchtime break.

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