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

A view from the top: After the fall of the Berlin Wall

I don't really see myself as being a snob but I do tend to turn my nose up at the Neoplan. Maybe it goes back to the days when they looked like their bodies were just sheets of glass mounted on to old American car parts and chrome-plated kitchen fittings. Strangely enough today I tend to prefer the vulgarity of bright work and metal strip as seen on this Severin+Kuhn Berlin tour bus of the Seventies to the offerings of the dumbed down 'plastic age' we live in now with it's smoked glass and boring characterless liveries.

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