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

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Ikarus fly away! The ugliness of East Berlin

Some of the older areas of East Berlin had a kind of rundown nostalgic charm a kind of world of ghosts of history. But the stuff the Communists built was ghastly souless and the vehicles are best forgotten. Standard fare for the Eastern Block were these Ikarus coaches which were usually at least a little smarter than this example with the now demolished 'Palace of the Republic' behind.

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