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, 16 July 2009
Varde Jutland: Time for a chat:
When I used to tour Denmark in my van on holiday in the Eighties the route and straight main road northwards through the countryside from Esjberg to Skjern followed the 041 Service operated by the typically smartly turned out buses of a local Independent Strandgaard. As you can see that unlike loyal youngsters who to be cooler than their mates either drink Tuborg or Carlsberg Beer bus operators often shared their orders between Denmark's two usual new bus options, the Leyland based complete DAB or an Aabenraa bodied Volvo B10M. I don't suppose for one moment that as the two buses travelling in opposite directions met one another at Varde giving the drivers a chance to chat that they discussed the merits of the two buses but I'm pretty sure the Volvo would come out on top which is a pity as the DAB looked rather good.