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
Monday, 27 October 2008
Lugano: Titchy Mercedes in Ticino
Lugano had an interesting trolleybus fleet and of course buses too including this small Mercedes that looks like it may have been No.51 pictured busy loading for Cornaredo outside the main railway station high up above the town in 1990. Traditionally transport undertakings in Switzerland liked grey or silver roofs but that gave way to the rather brighter cream as a second colour in the Sixties and Seventies but I rather liked the subtle blue and grey still used here in Lugano and although this bus was quite old a more modern application can be seen looking very smart on the newer normal sized Mercedes 0407 next to it.