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, 15 February 2013

East welcome to the West

It might have been just over the infamous Berlin Wall but it really did seem like another world which of course in many ways it really was. One thing I missed when the city was reunited was it's quiet roads unhurried atmosphere and at first that slight feeling of unease and adventure. Soon those long dreamed of Mercs, BMW's and Audi's plus the neon signs for MacDonalds and thronging tourists would change these threadbare streets for ever. Indeed this view was taken just as it opened up and the first hints of change are there to be seen like snowdrops appearing in Spring, and no doubt many including the elderly would not welcome entering the fast lane.

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