Saturday, August 7, 2004
pinned to the spokes
amsterdam is a city of bicycles.
it is also - alas - a city of bicycle parts: frames, wheels and chains decorate bridges and festoon bannisters. locks - like this one over at onno's - hang about doing nothing of consequence, having proved unequal to their (admittedly) difficult task.
these rusting, or merely relinquished bits and pieces are immensely picturesque, but the sight of them, and the awareness of some poor person's immobility, is just as immensely sad.