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

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Bristol: Just add colour

The recent event held at the Bristol Harbour Quays attracted a rather more mixed crowd than the sort of colourful bus anoraks we usually find. So these enthusiasts didn't look so out of place amongst the foreign visitors and slightly artistic types sampling a bit of transport heritage. Everyone has their own idea of taste and style but I'm sure few will fault the subtle application of green and cream on this Southern National Bristol VR AFJ766T that makes one long for those proper liveries like that hinted here of  Southdown's apple-green and cream. Sadly like so many other companies it fell to one of the big boys who if it survived long enough applied a 'spot of First Barbi' to spoil our photography.

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