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, 22 October 2009
A sad day at Indra Ghandi Str
Like the first leaf-fall of Autumn it's always slightly upsetting when we see the first withdrawal of our favourite buses. It's not only for when we remember them as being brand new as a reminder that we too are getting older but before too long as part of our eveyday they will be just a memory. Whilst quite a few of the previous generation were still running about 1984 MAN 3501 in the Berlin BVG fleet might probably have been about first normal withdrawal of this next major type to go as it was one of three pre-droduction prototypes. However I took this view at the old compound at Indria Ghandi Str. about ten years ago and for all I know one or two might hopefully still be hanging on.