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photoblog image Bikes in Antwerp:  1/3

Bikes in Antwerp: 1/3

 

Tabled for now, but not for long.

Seen last Friday in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

Today is my turn at Vision and Verb

about when I can't be home for the holidays.



 

Bikes in Antwerp: 1/3

 

Tabled for now, but not for long.

Seen last Friday in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

Today is my turn at Vision and Verb

about when I can't be home for the holidays.



 

comments (42)

As mentioned to Astrid...can't wait to hear about your Antwerp visit! I recall this is your first time together! Having fun in Argentina!! xoxo
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Robin. It was our first time together and only an hour's drive away. We've already promised we'll go back at least once a year...if for anything, mussels for Astrid! smile I know you're enjoying your time in Argentina!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2012, 00:52
Wouldn't want 'em to get wet if it floods, heh!

You have a great eye for the unusual, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As I recall, Ray, there was an overhang over them so they didn't even get wet in the rain! Thank you. You're very kind.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2012, 00:59
I love this photo smile

They will be on the move in the morning for sure smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I actually think they were for sale but I have never seen them put on tables like that before!
Just waiting for a rider! I'll look forward to reading your V&V piece tomorrow!
Ginnie Hart: I think also just waiting for a buyer, Elizabeth? Astrid says they were for sale. smile Thanks.
They look fast just sitting there on the table Ginnie... great find and treatment....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Just raring to go, Peter! smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2012, 04:52
A great shot and I wonder if they will be sold one day.
Love the B&W.
It was wonderful to be in Antwerp, also 'by night'.
Ginnie Hart: I still wonder why they were up on tables?! But I'm sure there was a reason. We had a great photo hunt in Antwerp and will do it again...especially for the mussels! Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2012, 06:40
Have they fallen out Ginnie??? smile
Ginnie Hart: One just never knows about such things, Sally. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2012, 06:45
That is a very clever parking spot. This person would do excellently in London where parking is like gold dust. Fine capture!
Ginnie Hart: This was a first for me, SAVO, to see bikes standing outside on tables. Astrid says they were for sale. Hmmm. Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2012, 06:46
hello Ginnie, i love bikes, but they don't like me much haha... i bought a nice new comfort bike in the fall and i rode it for 10 minutes and was in hip pain for months, it was awful to go up the steps in my RV... crazy... but i just got rid of the pain a couple days ago, ancient art of oil pulling, fixed me right up... you can google that if you like haha, oh btw, nice pic smile
Ginnie Hart: So, I Googled oil pulling and just spent the last 15 minutes reading all about it. Hmmmm. That might be worth trying! I'll let you know. In the meantime, so glad you're feeling better! Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2012, 07:14
I somehow thought you would be showing some bikes this week, Ginnie! Look forward to the rest
Ginnie Hart: HA! So glad I'm fairly predictable, Lisl. grin Thanks.
Mating season.
Ginnie Hart: Back to back they face each other. smile HA!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2012, 08:03
In the street Ginnie? I hope they were tethered!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, on the sidewalk next to the street along the shops. You can see the lock tying the two back wheels together. That was pretty smart! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2012, 08:03
Haha- fashionable bikes - for you and Astrid? I am not sure if I would dare to go by bike through busy Antwerp - but a wonderful town and I'm looking forward to your photos!
Ginnie Hart: There were bikes to rent, Philine, but we did just fine walking. It was a great visit...and by only an hour's drive from us, something we promised ourselves to do at least once a year...especially for the mussels for Astrid! smile Bedankt.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2012, 08:05
Considerably cleaner than my bike. Were they expecting flooding, Ginnie? I must admit my bike would be of the first things I'd take to higher ground. The water is welcome to my tatty furniture smile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says these were for sale, so who knows why they were on higher ground! Maybe to be at eye level? smile Thanks.
hehe I knew how important bykes are in the Netherlands, but I see it is getting out of hand, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well at least these were in Belgium, Juan Carlos, so I can just smile. smile
fine picture Ginnie. Seems funny to put them on a table though
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. One just never knows about these things!
  • jpla
  • anjou
  • 26 Nov 2012, 08:51
Un excellent N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
(ce sont des jardins au milieu du site des ardoisières et ce bloc d'ardoise est le long du chemin)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Merci.

So I was right about the slate! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 26 Nov 2012, 08:58
We're they expecting floods at the time Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: We did have some rain during our two days, Chad, but not that much, no. Who knows!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2012, 09:21
Interesting scene and site. Can't wait to see/hear more about Antwerp!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I thought of you a LOT on the Sabbath as we walked through the Jewish neighborhood...and were surrounded by families walking home after synagogue late morning! I'll never forget it (lots of Polish Jews with their fabulous hats).
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Nov 2012, 09:37
good photo not sure why they are up on the table
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. I have no clue either!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2012, 09:49
A wonderful b&w Ginnie.Looks like they are ready to go ! Beautifully seen and captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Laurette. Astrid says they were for sale. Hmmmm.
The light is very beautiful and framing too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2012, 09:56
Great capture - I like the angle poise lamp too on the other table smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anee. I know...that lamp caught my eye as well. smile
Haha, seems like a sensible solution for keeping the bikes dry and from taking up space on the sidewalk, Ginnie. Also, all the better to examine them at eye level if you are interested in buying. Like how you've captured that cute smiling face in the window.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure the whole thing made sense to someone, Beverly! smile And yes, it was fun to see that face smiling back at me once I saw it on the big screen. smile Thank you.
A very fine shot Ginnie! I like the sparkly lighting and the wheel shadows, great in B&W! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A great, if rather strange find.
Ginnie Hart: we're lucky to see the strang things everywhere, Brian, aren't we! grin
Displayed as pieces of art ;-)
Did you ever ride a racing bike?
Ginnie Hart: Art for sale! Makes sense, Wim. But NO, I've never ridden a racing bike but Astrid has one that she rides from time to time. She's in heaven when she does it. Helmet and all. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2012, 15:38
The sign on the nearer bike seems to say it is for sale.
The 2 bikes seem to have tied the knot.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says they are indeed for sale, Louis, but why they're on the tables is beyond me. I do like how they're locked together, end to end. smile
Obviously, the riders were not speaking to one another! smile I can recommend a little boutique hotel in Antwerp called Firean - made up from the owners' and children's names:
http://www.hotelfirean.com/
Ginnie Hart: Oh how fun, Tom. Thanks for the link. We'll keep that in mind for our next trip. And yes, "Back to back they faced each other!" smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2012, 17:51
I think I've said this before, but I really admire how you take the 'ordinary' and turn it into scene worthy of admiring.
Ginnie Hart: Every time you say that, Sue, you make my day! Thank you kindly.
Were the owners expecting a flood to come Ginnie? Nice and original capture!
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue whatsoever, Richard. It still leaves me scratching my head! smile Merci.
A fine BW capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2012, 18:55
Is this how people park their bikes in Antwerp?? smileLovely B&W
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, Sarah, doesn't it! Astrid says they were for sale, so I guess that explains it? Thanks.
The bikes' motion is tabled!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Larry.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2012, 21:19
strange.. Have a nice week
Ginnie Hart: Truth is always stranger than fiction, Oscar, isn't it! smile Gracias.
Seems like an excessively elaborate way to park one's bike.
Ginnie Hart: If they're for sale, as Astrid says, then maybe it makes more sense? Who knows!
Waiting to be served up to waiting bikers.
Ginnie Hart: I think so, Michael. Waiting for the highest bidder. smile
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2012, 06:49
I like the shadows of the tire on the bicycle closest to the foreground!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen. I liked that shadow, too. smile
perfect contrast in this monochrome
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Grazie.
Looks like they are expecting floods. We are rather obsessed with such things at the moment.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Janet, I have seen and heard about all your rain. We did have some rain while in Antwerp but it wasn't anywhere close to flood stage, thankfully. I do wish you a dry spell soon!
impressionnant de stationner son vélo ainsi....je vois que tu as changé de traitement et que tu mets en valeur le N&B....
Ginnie Hart: I do like to do B&W every once in awhile, Angevine. Change things up a bit, you know. smile Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 2 Dec 2012, 22:19
nice catch.. hmm.. these are on sale, no?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian. Bikes for sale! smile

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