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, 18 August 2007

Alexandra Road South, Manchester

A special place for me, as this is where I used to go to stay with my Grandparents when I was small. The red and cream Leyland and Daimlers chugging past the big Victorian House on the 80 and 88 Routes were a big influence on my lifetime's fascination for buses. Today somehow the modern business-like Alexander-Dennis double-deckers of Stagecoach with their large areas of red on what is now the 85 still thankfully look and feel rather like my Manchester buses.

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