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, 29 December 2007

You won't believe this....

Until I stumbled on it again I had totally forgotten about once seeing this fabulous double-deck sightseeing coach in Lisbon. Also if I were the sort of person to make New-Year-Resolutions I might have decided to post more items in my so far neglected 'Rare Birds' blog category as I do have quite a lot of unusual stuff waiting patiently in my archive. Some rare buses are the stuff of legend like the FRM or the Midland Red D10's, but this gem is pure childhood fantasy as I'm sure I'm not the only schoolboy enthusiast who was weened on those eclectic books by Paul Hamlyn which amazed us with seemingly everything from tilting Routemasters on the Chiswick Skid-Pan to oxen dragging buses up the sides of Volcano's. They would have simply loved this one but all I really know is it is a Volvo with Portuguese Coachwork dating from about the end of the Sixties, also I'm sticking my neck out here but I've a feeling I read somewhere Cityrama ran it on the Paris Sightseeing Tour.

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