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, 19 December 2007

Plymouth: A bus or a billboard

Some people hate all advertising on the sides of buses but it doesn't bother me, besides often it adds a bit of colour plus extra added interest that can sometimes even help us to historically date our pictures down to a few weeks. With it's undulating landscape ample sunshine and closeness to the sea itself much of Plymouth is certainly far more beautiful and welcoming than most British Cities. However illustrating it's virtues in slabs on the side of a new bus like this does nothing to promote the attractiveness of looking at or viewing from the new Dennis 'Enviro' single-deckers that entered service this year with Citybus. Did I read that Alexander Dennis now builds the double-deck bodies at Falkirk and the single-deckers at Scarborough, if so might I suggest this one has a Plaxton body?

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