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 18 August 2015

Are you absolutely sure this is Prague?

Well of course it is but it is not something you should take for granted as unlike the historic Renault buses that gave Paris it's strange vintage 1930's feel or the big red Routemaster that goes with the mini-skirts and commercialisation of the 'Union Jack' if Sixties Swinging  London these rather businesslike Tatra trams have operated all over the former Communist Block, and not only that but often almost in the same colours. Naturally being a city icon the Prague examples tend to be some of the smartest . Ugliness was almost a trademark in the Communist East so by their standards someone rather let the side down as although still rather functional these these Tatra had a welcoming elegance.

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