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, 31 December 2017

Anyone for Tennis? Tatra Trams in Halle

Formerly in East Germany Halle is one of those industrial towns one wouldn't normally go to or would have heard of unless you were into tennis as there is an important tournament held there each year. As you can see the classic red and cream Tatra  Prague trams were not confined to the Czech Republic but as seen here following Reunification took new but not always nice colours.


Ross said...

Halle has a very good (if small) Christmas market, which I found much more enjoyable than those in Leipzig and Dresden, and a zillion times better than the one at home in Lincoln.
It's also a good option for hotels "near" Leipzig as it tends to be about a third of the price!

Unfortunately the tram museum was closed the weekend I was there two years ago; I guess I'll just have to go back... ;)

christopher said...

Hi Ross, thanks for the information. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Halle but I think our stop here was so brief I only got a couple of photos. From Berlin we had been out for the day to Leipzig. I bet the bratwurst was a lot more expensive in Lincoln too as British Christmas markets turn cheap snacks into expensive treats.