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, 23 March 2013

I doubt if this Ikarus could fly

As most things seemed a lot older in East Germany one might have expected to see plenty of interesting old buses but sadly that was not the case as even if nothing looked exactly new it was very standardised. So seeing this Sixties Ikarus 55 coach shortly before the wall came down was something of a pleasant surprise. It is interesting to note the slight frontal resemblance to later models of this Hungarian manufacturer.

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