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, 12 January 2013

I quite miss Switzerland; as it was

I haven't been since 2000 so maybe I ought to go to Switzerland. I stopped going as by then there was little left of the schooldays transport I remembered with not just the loss of proper Swiss buses but things like boggie trams and ancient carriages once added to the rich cheesy fondue. Of course I could see it in a different light enjoying the changes and the wonderful scenery that never changes but since that last visit the price of a budget week's holiday with a Swiss Pass rover ticket has more or less doubled and it would cost  a thousand-quid skimping it. Not so bad if the sun shines for a day or two. I'll have to think about it, and it won't get any cheaper. Maybe a stay in Bern would be good as I still can't come to terms with the city painting it's fleet a luminous pinky-red when for me they will always be a slightly depressing but very tasteful military-green and cream like this Seventies FBW trolleybus No.54.

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