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

Friday 25 January 2019

A Diamond Solo and an arichitectural jewel

We don't always glance upwards but our towns and cities host some interesting buildings. This Art Deco influenced red brick and concrete block has a stark beauty and most have looked very imposing when it was built in the 20's or 30's. The Diamond Optare Solo of 2004 of course is not that old or interesting but once this street used to bustle with bus activity and as well as trolleybuses came Wolverhampton Corporation Wulfrians and Midland Red all-Leyland PD2/20 and the D9. I don't know about you but I haven't seen any other bus photos taken of this view.


Shieldsman said...

This website http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/listed/localist/staffsbs.htm says that the rather fine building was the headquarters of the Staffordshire building society, opened in 1933.
A splendid backdrop indeed.

christopher said...

Thanks for that, and it might not look like a bank but it does look a building society, in those days the financial world had some dignity.