13 December 2007

night bike

night bike, originally uploaded by Aaron78.

late night, early morning... just me and her on the bike lane, amidst the neon soup.


WestfieldWanderer said...

Copenhagen must be a really safe place to be. Most Brit cities have been taken over by brawling drunks by late evening. No attractive lady would risk going out alone, especially on a bike.

Colville-Andersen said...

Most of my female friends feel safe coming home at 3 AM on a Saturday, for example.

There are some areas where you prefer avoiding, but riding a bike is the safest way to speed home at night on the weekends.

WestfieldWanderer said...

And another thing.

The street isn't strewn with discarded fast food containers.

I can't see anyone urinating in a shop doorway either.

It's civilisation. But not as we know it.

We need another Viking invasion.

Except this time, instead of raping a pillaging, the Danes could teach us Brits a thing or two about living in a cultured and civilised society.

It must be the bikes that do it.

It's obvious that cars just bring out the worst in people.

And too many cars just make people sad and bad.

Colville-Andersen said...

Thanks for commenting, mate.
The funny thing is that 'rape and pillaging' label put on the Vikings is historically untrue.

In fact the colonists from Denmark - firstly the Angles and the Saxons and then the actual Viking colonisation - were the ones who set up the market towns and the farming infrastructure in Britain. Towns like Derby (animal town), Rugby (Rye town), are Danish settlements that started the journey to a modern nation.

Whether it all got cocked up is another question...:-)

sorry for getting all historical on your arse, but the vikings got a bad rap.

apart from that, i agree with your post!

WestfieldWanderer said...

Delighted to stand corrected, sir!

Invade anyway.