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, 6 August 2017

70's Neoplan: All Glass and Polished Chrome

These Neoplans from the Seventies were very much influenced by glitzy America with all that polished chrome and glass. In a way I quite like this one as both the more subtle maroon relief and wet weather at Berlin Zoo manage to soften the blow!


Ross said...

I've never been a great fan of American-style excessive brightwork (bling!), and I think that body would have worked much better with the side stainless steel flat rather than ridged.

But, as you say, even then the brightwork needs a sensitive livery to tone it down and I can imagine that some of them must have looked absolutely awful!

christopher said...

Horrendous lol!