23 March 2010

Copenhagen Gentlemen on Bicycles

Dapper sur le pont
The bicycle in Copenhagen is an extension of yourself, a fifth limb. It follows you everywhere.

Hipster
Funky socks.
Red Bag
Shopping bag adding a splash of colour to the street.

Dodge
Bikes rule.
Attache
There's no school like the old school. Timeless.

Addendum:
A few people have, in the comments, asked what the green building is in the first photo.
Knippels Bridge
It's the tower on one of the bridges over the harbour where the drawbridge master sits, raising and lowering the bridge.
Lookout
There's another variation, larger, on the other main bridge over the harbour.

19 comments:

blessingsgoddess said...

I will always prefer to see women riding.....but I guess men must have a chance...

muntthee said...

Love love love your blog. Inspired me to start my own biker series in Amsterdam!

Anonymous said...

diagonals ligns make the first picture really dynamic. That's awesome. Strange it make me think about Ireland.

Keep going to give us pearl of beauty every day.

gih said...

you have a great idea about blogging. unique and exciting photos were here.

denparser said...

That's a perfect place in cycling. I love bike but I only ride it in adventure places like small hills.

Bill, Pittsburgh said...

What is the green copper clad structure behind the cyclist in the first image? It looks very cool (I'm an architect as well as cyclist). Thanks!

Kaffecyklen.dk said...

Love the pictures. 1 and 3 are so modern classic stylish and cool biking.

Kim said...

That first picture is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

What a handsome group of photos! It's curious that they all have bags,but none have baskets to put them in. I think of copenhagen cyclists as being both stylish AND practical, so I find the lack of baskets suprising. Why do women's bikes have baskets but men's do not?

Kiwehtin said...

Yep, like for Bill, Pittsburgh, I'm afraid the boat-like Art Deco building's architecture stole the show for me this time. It is nice to see some jaunty hommes as well - I'm sure they must be part of the cycling scene in KBH as well...?

kfg said...

"Why do women's bikes have baskets but men's do not?"

For the same reason men have pockets, but women have handbags.

And yes, the conning tower house is the first thing that caught my eye as well.

Anonymous said...

O yes, a bike has become 'an extension' of my body. Very rarely do I leave my home without a bike attached to my hand. I walk (with my bike) , I cycle , I walk (with my bike) , I cycle ...
My pollutive convertible I use only on that rare occasions when my bike can't serve my certain/particular needs.
I have a 'passion for old schools (the ones I once attended and the ones I didn't) I still visit them on my bike to sit on their steps , lawn/'quads' etc. Thanks for the wonderful photos.
Lem

Mikael said...

i added an addendum to post about the green drawbridge tower.

cheers
mikael

kfg said...

So basically what you're telling us is that top floor is the bridge bridge.

Bill, Pgh said...

Wow, even cooler. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Loving your blog + photos everyday. Awesome!

Christa said...

Nice - they're cool. More please? :)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Thanks for the info on the unique green building.

Rich Griese said...

I love your blog. The house (there are actually two different ones in this post) were amazing. They both have a similar structure, almost as if they were old light houses, or some kind of structure used for something else, converted to houses. Is that just my imagination, or have I lived in the USA all my life, and don't realize that people of other cultures are simply more creative and fun loving?

If you know anything about them, would appreciate an email ( RichGriese@gmail.com ).

Cheers!
RichGriese.NET