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

Monday, 11 January 2010

New buses in Dessau

After Reunification it seemed ramarkable how quickly the old East and West Germany started to look alike with the clothing, the busy streets and of course the buses. It didn't take long for the once ubiquitous Ikarus to disappear, indeed if I remember a number of new ones were left unsold. These were replaced with a mixture of used older buses from 'The West' and of course new examples like this new MAN with the added luxury of not just 'colour' but a digital display too. No doubt their modern suspension would be welcome on the still bumpy or cobbled streets.

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