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 27 August 2010

West Midlands MCW Metrobus 2149 in the Birmingham suburbs

We can take some of our best shots in the winter sunshine as long as there are not too many shadows. In about 1981 a recent WM Metrobus GOG149W 2149 picks up on the Tyburn Road. In those days most cars were still British and look at those British Leyland Minis. The Tyburn was where they used to hang criminals in the old days and executions were popular public events with a carnival atmosphere. No doubt not everyone thought it was fun but they should have thought about that before they stole those shoe-laces!.

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