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

Friday, 8 February 2008

TL Lausanne: Van-Hool Midibuses 122 & 123

Although one sees few other operators other than the City's TL and no post buses either in Lausanne itself this rather contrasty charasmatic Swiss city on Lake Geneva has a distinct cosmoplitian french feel that includes sometimes it's buses, it's architecture and of course it's delightful girls. On a cold winter's day in the early-Nineties two Van-Hool midibuses pass one another as smart lady in a cinemon coloured overcoat waits to cross the road. The police had stopped to check the papers of a couple of vagrant hippy types crossing the bridge, and so even Lausanne isn't quite that laid-back, but it's one of the places I would choose to live.

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