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, 9 May 2009
Porto: Rebodied Worldmaster
With buses that seemingly go on for ever like these old Leyland Royal Tiger Woldmasters in Porto but with a relatively short body life due to the poor roads it's hardly surprising that the City should have stylish new Caetano bodywork added to create almost new buses. I saw them soon after this was done in 1984 and it was nice to see they had removed the characteristic Leyland Badge off and put it back on the reinvigorated vehicles like No.495.