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, 20 September 2009
137 Years of Carris: Many Happy Returns
I have been saving this view of the yard at the back of the Carris works at Boavista by Santa Amaro for a special occasion. As it was my last day in Lisbon I had hoped to be able to go inside but as it was the weekend I was told it was not possible. The next best thing was to scale the wall to the top and at least take a few shots from there of these wonderful slowly decaying AEC's that symbolised a previous era taking us back a good few more years when Bristish buses were king's of the road in Portugal.