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, 20 February 2008

Sweden: It's a good job the girls are better looking than the buses

Like everywhere it seems, somehow the older buses seemed to have a lot more character than the newer designs and this seemed to apply more to Sweden than other countries I visited. Even the modern vehicles in Gothenburg in 1986 like this SJ state-owned semi-luxury Volvo looked more like a giant snow cat than a bus, yet I have to conceed that it did look different to the norm which of course in these days of 'euro-boxes' is a big plus. I expect the rugged look is to be expected in a vast country where difficult weather conditions is normal..

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