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 August 2016

BVG Britz Bus Garage, Gradestr: 220 Buses

The BVG bus garage at Britz was opened in 1963 and when this was taken held about 220 buses 190 of which were double-deckers. Somewhat brutal in character it seems to bestow on us the same no-nonsense feel as the buses in their 'uniform' creamy colours once found all over both East and West Germany. This view was taken in the Eighties and there was no litter to be seen or bits of old buses and oil drums. They parked withdrawn buses around the back so maybe any rubbish was stacked there but on the whole I think this was a 'tight well run ship'. Interesting name Britz sounds a bit like a cross between a blond Swedish film star and a salty cheese biscuit but when there those German words always tempted me into thinking of words to remember them by or just to make me smile.

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