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, 15 October 2009
A wash-off by the Seine
Way back in Christmas 1965 a Dutch based Bussing coach of Malser was having some of the winter weather washed off beside the River Seine in Paris. In Britain our vision is slightly blinkered and because of more recent imports we only think of Van Hool and Jonkheere but the Benelux Countries had a number of other quality coachbuilders like Stoelen, N.V of Joure, and of course the superb designs of Verheul to be found on AEC Reliance 691 coaches of Vavo-Greyhound in the late-Sixties.