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, 22 August 2008
Strathclyde: Alexander R Type Citybus
This brick red colour has been described as 'tomato-soup' and did not look too unpleasant on this Alexander R-Type Volvo Citybus pictured in Glasgow in 1997 where a little black relief and bold lettering gave some contrast. Also I might venture to say the advertisements helped to give the bus some cheer too. As you can see they might live in Scotland but they can't escape our English Beer from Burton-on-Trent.