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

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Berolina Stadfundfarhten: Berlin a city of walls

Even before the notorious Berlin Wall came tumbling down and rebuilding on the prime building land started bemused visitors still found the city resembled something of a building site particularly in the East where restoration on the grand buildings it inherited progressed at such a very slow pace trees even grew on their rooftops. So it was a good thing that the West Berlin tourist bus firms like Berolina had big Neoplan double-deck coaches to peep over the top of those ugly concrete block walls at the city's architectural marvels. Probably the pace of work was hotting up as Belin was getting ready for celebrations of it's Charter but in the East one would never have guessed. Still to be fair it could have been Sunday but I didn't usually go over the Wall on Sunday so no this was a normal working day.

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