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

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Porto Caetano Atlantean No.338

Had I been a good little tourist and stayed with my tour party instead of running off every time we stopped photographing fine buses like this attractive Sixties built Salvador Caetano bodied Leyland Atlantean I could have told you all about this well known central location with it's modern architecture and large sculptures. Behind the double-decker is at that time in 1984 a recently rebodied Leyland Leopard which shares the same angular body shape as it's big sister. This interesting view in Porto, Portugal's second city was probably prompted by my wanting to get the girl sitting on the steps in too.

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