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, 21 March 2008

Get a TAN in the desert sun

in the area taken from Egypt there were plenty of buses. This place where the arid desert met the crystal clear Red Sea was Easter in Israel, and even though the sky was wet and grey and the sea rough in Tel Aviv, down south in the Sinai Desert it was baking hot. Even though this kibbutz was situated in the desert in the Occupied Zone south of Eilatpopular with naturists especially the Germans and Israelis alike because not only could it boast a wonderful beach it was situated on a wonderful coral reef. But apart from all that sunshine, the naked girls, the wonderful fresh food, for me best of all was a wide variety of old Worldmasters some complete with their Leyland Royal Tiger badges like this typical example that kept me on the car park and off the beach. Not that there was much difference between the two.


LERT said...


Some comments on the Israeli buses:

38175 is a Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster (most surprising...). This one has a 3-1970 Merkavim body.

336130 (the DAN) has an Ha'Argaz body dated late 1969.

Scania BR145 with a VanHool 300 had its chassis built in Sweden in 1973. Only four years later it made it to Israeli roads.

The American bus is one of only two International 1700 4x4 purchased by Egged in 1969. Thank you!

christopher said...

Nice to hear from you with some feedback from Isreal, and with that in mind I will keep posting a few.