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

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A long bus ride on the 245 to Tegal?

Much of central Berlin is hardly beautiful especially the areas like this near Zoo Bahnhof which were covered in uncompromisingly square concrete and glass after the war. Somehow the shape of these MAN buses fitted in nicely but unlike a lot of the architecture we now miss them as they had a turn of speed powerful roar and so much more character than the very quiet and more sophisticated new generation of more lumbering six-wheel Lion buses. The 245 on a bus like 3912 was a long and interesting ride all the way to Tegal as it criss-crossed a meandering path either side of what was once East and West Berlin. Sadly with more focus on the U-Bahn system many once long routes like this have been cut back as for some reason people prefer to get there at greater speed by rail but we can't all be on holiday.

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