23 April 2008
Bike Culture Buddha
A little urban detail that is oft overlooked or even unnoticed in Copenhagen is the metal on the poles at traffic lights.
As the Copenhagener in the photo illustrates, it is often easier to just lean against the walk signal pole while waiting for the light.
So many people do it that the metal on all the poles along bike lanes at intersections is worn and smooth from hundreds of thousands of hands.
A bike culture version of rubbing the Buddha's tummy.
The nocturnal life of bicycles in Copenhagen. A quiet Tuesday evening. John Arne Riise's own goal was an anti-climax and riding home was a mute affair. Until a poetic sight presented itself in the urban night.
Crossing over to the far side to hop onto her bike on the bike lane. Fashion-wise, the trend this winter of having double-up stockings in boots - with one pair just sticking up over the boots - is still going strong, but now that spring is here, it will interesting to see if it survives the warmer temperatures.