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

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Clear away the rubble and weeds flourish

I'm not saying anything nasty about this old Setra or the Alternative Community that lived in it, but for a time when the most intensively managed strip in the whole of Berlin was bulldozed in the name of freedom it reverted to a kind of war-relic or bomb-zone full of old bedsteads, wild-twisting vines, dandelions, litter and the flotsam of society. But this bus from the early-Fifties predated the Berlin Wall by about tens years and tourists must have ridden on luxurious coaches like this to view the sudden rise of this shocking Political Leviathan which in turn became the forgotten corner where another reminder of Germany's past was eventually put-out-to-grass.

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