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, 3 April 2016

A bit of East Yorkshire in Manchester

It's a good job it's not a beauty competition as even though these buses looked designed rather than thrown together as was the case say in theEighties and Nineties they are not pretty, perhaps it's the rather ugly grills. We do take things for granted though and it's only when we see vehicles like this together we realise how prevalent this sloping wedge shape is just like my Ford Fiesta too etc. The East Yorkshire coach looks a bit odd in it's more traditional guise but I quite like it. This scene was taken in Manchester.


Ross said...

I really don't like the grills on the Caetano coaches, not being a fan of excessive brightwork, but EYMS's treatment of them - painting them in the cream of the base livery - makes them look a touch less horrific.

christopher said...

Yes sulky rather than just sad, much prefer the more subtle lines of a Plaxton or Van Hool any day.