Sunday, 19 December 2010

Riding a Bicycle Looks Good From Every Angle!

Lately I have been getting a few very nice reactions for this blog, which is a nice motivation to keep on posting.  People are sometimes pointing me to websites that are of interest to me and I am very enthusiastic about Down Town from Behind.

The photographs on Down Town from Behind  capture "subjects riding their bike from behind on every street, some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th in New York City."

The simplicity of this concept is striking, but to great effect. Not only is this a homage to beauties on bicycles, also the beauty of NYC is captured in a demure but impressive way.

Many thanks to Basti Hirsch for the tip.

Friday, 17 December 2010

IDFA: Amazing Online Bicycle Documentray

Last November, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) took place. A tremendous amount of movies is shown over the course of 2 weeks. What a lot of people don't seem to know, is that a lot of the documentaries shown at the festival, from this and prior years, are to be seen online!
The south African documentary 10 Gears of Change (dir. Lloyd Ross, South-Africa, 2004, colour, video, 48min) in which the arrival of a set of used bikes forever changes the lives of eleven residents and workers of the remote Thor Vale farm in South Africa, can be seen here.

But also the non bicycle related films are worth a look, enjoy!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Japanese Bicycle History Research Club

the teahouse of Tokyo, Ueno. Year not identified. 

Who would have thought that something like a  Japanese Bicycle History Research Club actually exists. Well it does and it is a compelling collection of images.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Brigitte encore un fois!

Remember the first post on this blog?  The blog I mentioned earlier today has an image of BB, probably taken on that same day. In a way it is comforting to see that even Brigitte is not capable of keeping that hat on while peddling.

Beautiful Famous People on Bikes!

Sophia Loren on a bicycle, bella Italia!

I got contacted today by the creator of, a blog only a month old, that shows just photo's of famous people riding bicycles, perfection in a blog (and a lot more active in posting)! It combines the two things I love, movie stars of times gone by and the use of bicycles!

Go there, take a look and enjoy!