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, 12 April 2009

Special Days: Zehlendorf M.A.N. 3782 & a Dalmation

It's quite common on the mainland of Europe for buses to wear flags to celebrate special days and holidays but in Britain even though the larger shops are now open it is another good reason to give the road back to the motorcar and the rest can either walk or remain housebound and fed-up. In Berlin there is a reduced service on holidays, perhaps every half hour instead of every twenty for instance but one can still get about on BVG buses till quite late at night. Sadly this type of MAN double-decker will be all but gone by now which is a pity as they were definitely a favourite.


Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

..but isn´t all bad! Those MAN (just like the older ones) are now spread all over around Europe, working now as open top double deckers for tourist lines. One of the latest places is Lisbon, with for of them.

Ricardo Figueiredo, said...

...and i just love that AEG destination blind!

christopher said...

You are right, all is not lost, but I will miss riding around Berlin on them. Sometimes I will take a long ride just to travel on my favourites like these.