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 5 December 2008

Are you warm enough Wilma?

Thick fur coats and scarfs were the order of the day when I went to Gothenberg in January. Actually by their standards with daytime temperatures just above freezing point it was quite a mild spell and agreeably very pleasant in the winter sunshine. Typical of the City Buses was this Wiima bodied Volvo No.121. A group of us came on a DFDS Winter Cruise which stopped here for a couple of days and not only did we use the boat as a hotel they kept the bar open for us so we wouldn't have to go out into the cold night or pay Swedish Drink Prices.


Artdesire said...

Wouldn't that be funny... with Fred behind the wheel. Unfortunately the Swedish haven't got that kind of humour. The coachwork manufacturer is called WIIMA. Don't ask me to pronounce that. By the way, lots of these Volvo WIIMA buses got exported to Portugal.

christopher said...

No I didn't know that, I expect their good heating didn't get much use in Portugal though.