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photoblog image A Bicycle Built for Two

A Bicycle Built for Two

 

For you and your dog.

 

On Texel Island near the beach, Netherlands.



 

A Bicycle Built for Two

 

For you and your dog.

 

On Texel Island near the beach, Netherlands.



 

comments (43)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2011, 00:46
I did wonder where the second seat was wink. Lovely
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, SAVO.
Complete with roll-cage.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael. It was my first time to see such a thing!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Oct 2011, 01:07
gobsmacked
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. Thank you.
Very charming... I wonder if my cat would fit... nah, she would *throw* a fit! smile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid laughed when I asked if it was also for cats. grin HA! Thanks, Larry.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2011, 01:23
Kind of reminds me of the bike Dorothy rode in the Wizard of Oz..with her 'Toto' in the basket. Great find...and love the framing.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Marcie. Dorothy and Toto do come to mind. smile Thank you.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2011, 03:08
It can also be for you and your camera smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Rags. I should have known someone would come up with that!
I had to look twice for the second seat and noticed the basket and realized what the title meant Ginnie... then i read your explanation...Duh!.... this is a great shot....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Peter, there are even two bikes there, but it took me awhile before I saw the second one. smile Thanks.
Wonderful softness to this image Ginnie - I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 2011, 07:13
A great picture, love the angle, beautiful colours.
Just by looking at these bikes, I know that they are owned by German people, the saddle is covered with a sheepskin cover (Dutch hardly do that) and the basket is German.
They love to take their dogs for a bike ride to the beach and then walk.
(I never asked the dogs how they experience the bike rides though.... they always look a little sad to me, once they can run it is okay)
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhh. So that's why I had never seen one before...it's not Dutch! But for how much the Germans love Texel Island, no wonder we saw it there. Thanks for the added info. This was fun to see...and picture. No cats, though. smile Bedankt, MLMA.
Ginnie this is a wonderful shot. I like the way the wooden fence runs through the middle of the frame.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Thomas. And a fence runs through it! grin
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2011, 07:21
How cute is this! smile
Ginnie Hart: Something new for me, Kala. Astrid says it's very German, not Dutch.
Wh wow! I love the subtle tones, including the grass edges of the road! Cycling is my favorite form of transport! Great to "see" and stop more easily, I would like to have that basket to take my two pugs!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Mathilde. Now TWO pups in the basket...that would be a sight for sore eyes!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Oct 2011, 07:44
An ingenious device Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I bet Philine will recognize this. smile Astrid says it's very German...not Dutch. That's probably why I had never seen it before.
Dod they do a cat versiongrin. Love this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! I asked Astrid about that and she said cats don't "do" this. Have you ever seen a cat hang its head out a car window??? grin
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2011, 08:36
I think I would prefer to have my picnic in there! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I suddenly have the giggles, Anne. grin Thanks for the smile.
perfect cleseup and details, pleasant linear perspective
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2011, 08:43
lovely tones here Ginnie - and a clever idea
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paul. German creativity!
Hi Ginnie,
Thank You for your support and comments since joining Shutterchance, but after looking at the picture submitted today by Fantasticfoto, I can't be a member of a site that allows images of children to be shown like this.
Good Luck in the future
Frances.
Ginnie Hart: Dear, dear me. I would never have seen it if you hadn't drawn attention to it, Frances. I can certainly understand your negative reaction. Have you thought about complaining to our administrator, John, at [email protected]? It would probably have a lot of power if you did!
Lovely image ... it's a real bummer when you get a puncture though.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard, and I know...punctures are no fun for anyone!
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 10 Oct 2011, 08:53
Magnifique,j aime beaucoup ces couleurs et ce p'tit traitemant que tu as éffectué je pense...Très bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Jany. Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 10 Oct 2011, 09:02
You an your chihuahua?smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be fun to see!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2011, 09:13
I am with Astrid on the German -ness of the bike. Man they even have a pop up display on one of the bikes!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mike. The funny thing about Astrid is that she always knows what's Dutch and what's German. grin I love it.
I like the pet cage, I wonder if it has been trained to pedal? smile Well seen shot.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! Good idea, John. I'm sure there are some dogs who'd love to cooperate. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Oct 2011, 10:10
Have you been to Texel lately Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: And what was your first clue, Chad? smile We were there 2 weeks ago for a long weekend and had a great time!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Oct 2011, 11:46
Melancholy, contemplative, passing of rites - heck, what kind of stuff am I thinking of, just because of your picture.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) That sometimes happens to me, too, Louis. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 10 Oct 2011, 12:04
Reminds me of the strange fact that a dog gets upset if you blow into its face - and yet they love to put the head out of a moving car window.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, George! HA! I love it. Thanks for the smile.
I suppose: very Dutch. Or did you come across such like these anywhere else?
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says this is not Dutch, Wim, but very German. There are many Germans on Texel, you know! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2011, 12:29
Never seen a roll cage on a bike before! I can just picture the doggie sat there enjoying the ride.
Ginnie Hart: If ever I have a chance to see a doggie inside one of these, Alan, I'll be delighted! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Oct 2011, 12:58
Love it
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. smile
So beautifully framed with those lovely muted tones, textures and detail....great shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Pavan!
What a great idea. I haven't seen one before either Ginnie. Good shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. It was so fun to see.
Haha- I thought for you and Astrid!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! We actually had access to 2 separate bikes, but this was sure fun to see. I had no clue what it was for till Astrid told me.
My Dad used to take me round on the back of his bike when I was a lad, and before he got a car, I didn't need a basket though.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Can you imagine a child in one of those? I hope not. grin
Nice picture of relaxation, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Graeme. I thought so, too.
  • Miles
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Oct 2011, 20:39
Lovely composition and treatment Ginnie. I love your photos smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Miles. Your words are kind and generous!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 10 Oct 2011, 22:17
I like the DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar.
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 10 Oct 2011, 23:22
Love the text smile I can just hear the cackling. Beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Krista. I just I had seen the dog in the basket. smile
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 11 Oct 2011, 13:41
I like grass that fill the foreground and the processing is nice .
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2011, 18:35
What a lovely resting place. I think a front basket is needed for a lovely picnic.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry, and I'd have to agree. A picnic basket would be perfect for this little outing. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2011, 04:06
that's a cool way to take a stroll.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Rian! Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2011, 03:00
that dog will be traveling in style!!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Dennis. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Oct 2011, 09:13
What a great find, love how the cage is built in the basket smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. It was the first time I had ever seen such a contraption. Leave it to the Germans. smile
So lonesome and lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lakshmi. smile

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