Just to quote Queen!
I don’t know what it is but those bicycles have always held some appeal for me, photographically speaking. Of course I’m not riding one myself. Not the very sporty guy. I prefer walking, prefer it by far.
Perhaps I should see some shrink, but the forms and structures of those contraptions make me press the shutter button quite often.
And it does not matter if I have color or black and white film loaded, a bicycle always seems to be a good subject when shot in it’s natural habitat.
Here in Luxembourg, bike theft has become a rampant plague. Of course the first ones to go are the expensive electrical bikes. But no bike is safe from theft.
Explaining the sturdy, reflective anti-theft chain, shining in the glare of my flash.
Of course, bikes have become more plentiful with all the ecologic advances and the real push for a saner traffic in the cities. This went even so far as to the last minute creation of a gorgeous suspended bike path under the over 100 years old bridge, linking the main parts of Luxembourg City.
It was not planned at first during the renovation of the bridge but was added as an afterthought upon the lobbying of some bicycle fanatics. Well done!
As I said, black and white or color, it doesn’t matter. They are always nice to look at.
Sometimes, even the bicycles seem to be abandoned. This one was left and forgotten for weeks…. Nobody to help it get up.
The bicycles have come to belong to the city and more and more are seen about. A nice change I think as the car traffic is slowly getting very obnoxious in Luxembourg. The city is quite small but during rush hours it’s completely blocked by the traffic.
Why not get the cars out of the city, at least out of the centre? Why not do even more to give us back a clean, quiet city with pedestrians, bicycles and public transport…
Might be one day this will become real. And we can really enjoy a beautiful city, both historic and modern, all crammed in in some few square kilometers.
Until then, I’ll continue to prowl the streets and find some bikes to make photos of…
Thank you for stopping by!