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
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
The Ikarus File
I bought some Staropramen Czech Lager today so feeling a bit nostalgic for certain things in the old Eastern Block I thought I would wash it down with an IKarus 280 in the Prague suburbs looking somewhat more interesting than the blocks of Communist concrete housing. No 4502 carries the name of it's home Garage, Repy on the front and these buses were quite a nice ride as they sounded a bit like a cross between a Bedford OB and Volvo B10M perhaps. Also in this view of course are Skoda cars, a classic Prague red and cream tram and some interesting trucks.