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

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Zurich Flughafen: Too much sun

Unfortunately where there is a lot of light colours and concrete to reflect it, the winter sun can be as much of a nuisance as it is a friend. Still I try my best to get some interesting pictures like these Zurich bus drivers early in 2000 taking a break at The Airport getting ready to get back in to their spotless Mercedes-Benz 0405 buses used in the suburbs


Andy R said...

Wow, this is still the old bus station at Zürich airport. The location has since changed beyond recognition, w ith a flashy new shopping centre having gone up and a moder bus station to match it. Zürich-liveried bus are hardly ever seen here now either, as this is now Glattalbus territory, although you also get postal buses and the occasional bus from Winterthur. These Mercedes O405s are probably history too, at least as far as this location is concerned.

Oh yes, and now the tram runs here as well. How things have changed.


christopher said...

Yes I'm sure much will have changed in Switzerland since my last visit in March 2000. I wonder whether I would like it or not. Okay it would be interesting but I'm glad I caught the final era which started for me when the Saurer RH was still King and FBW buses were even more commonplace back in 1989.