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
Friday, 23 October 2009
We thought East Germany was backward: Not any more
I'm afraid in Britain with it's love of the motor car Public Transport is considered more of a nuisance like those cyclists and hoodies than as a viable means of getting from A to B. Consequently it has taken longer to convert to low-floor disabled-friendly buses and unlike places which we used to laugh at we don't have aids like real-time information at bus stops outside the large cities, indeed often at bus stops there is no information at all. In Potsdam one never has long to wait for a tram.