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
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Mid-morning sunshine: Bern Route 23 to Blinzern
Even though I used to stay in Bern as well as Zurich when I took my regular winter holiday at about this time at the end of Febuary I did not always get much chance to photograph the compact Medievil Swiss capital's buses. Usually I was in too much of a rush straight after breakfast as I hurried away to catch my first train of the day heading for distant Cantons seeking out yellow buses and then when I got back feeling tired out it was already too dark. Another problem with Bern in winter is that like so many of our cities and towns much of the streets beneath the buildings are often deep in shade. But when one did find a sunlit spot with the sun behind the camera those dull military green buses could look very smart and quite imposing and this batch of Ramesier & Jenzer bodied Volvos like No.186 bound for Blinzern dating from the end of the Eighties were strong favourites of mine.