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, 8 January 2008

St.Gallen Weather: I should have stayed at home.

On a Winter Holiday one must expect cold weather but if I wanted to enjoy really miserable weather I could have stayed at home and just gone to town. I used to go to Switzerland regularly at the end of February and believe it or not sometimes I returned with hardly any pictures at all. Still it's better than coming back with a broken leg and modern easy-access low floor buses must be a godsend for unfortunate skiers and the elderly in Switzerland. Here in the early Nineties is a contrast between an elderly dull green painted Saurer Trolleybus complete with a trailer with tapered ends and a new NAW articulated bus in the latest livery. I'm glad I do take realistic atmospheric pictures like this but there's only one thing to do after this shot and that is try to get warm with a mug of Ovomaltine and think of smiling Swiss girls and sunshine on mountain-tops..

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