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

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Porto: A Day on the Beach

One can immediately see the great improvement a bit of imaginative styling made to the Portuguese Utic bodied Porto Leyland Atlantean and the later versions like No.310 is still I feel one of the most attractive designs seen on these buses. Somehow the city's poeople managed to enjoy a little sunbathing and relaxation on the rather polluted looking mucky-brown sands on the shore of the River Douro here on the semi-industrial edge of town. But at least if you get terrible sunburn you can take a bus directly to the hospital at S.Joao.

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