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

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sightseeing can be an Ugly Experience

These sightseeing trips around cities like Berlin might be a good culture fix but rather like taking too many extra vitamins most of it goes straight through with no lasting effect except perhaps on the wallet. Much better to ride on a service bus any day and especially in a city like Berlin which has double-deckers and where riding alongside the locals gives us a truer feeling of life there. Maybe as time goes on and modern buses seem less interesting we even come to see the old ones that have gone as old friends whether we liked them or not, but I'm afraid time has not done there ugly Neoplans any favours as they were dreadful. Maybe the East Germans liked them coming across The Wall as it detered the locals from wanting to escape to The West.

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