14 January 2011
Knack the Copenhagen Code
The cool Belgian lifestyle magazine supplement Knack Weekend was in Copenhagen recently and Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize feature in the mag. The photographer on the gig, Diego Franssens, took some cracking shots of the world's cycling capital.
To learn about what the man on the right is leaning on, here's an article about it on Copenhagenize.com. It's one of the ways we like to spoil our urban cyclists in this city.
Diego worked his photographic on yours truly, standing with my Bullitt cargo bike. Although I'm not sure if I prefer this other shot.
Stefan over at Belgium Cycle Chic translated some of the quotes:
‘Us Danes like it simple, esthetical and functional. It’s the case for furniture, can-openers and mobility. If the bicycle is the fastest way to get from point A to point B, then we’ll use it.’
His advice to cities who want to promote bicycles: ‘It really is all about spoiling the bicyclists.’
And finally, on the power of the bicycle: ‘It’s a universal thing: everybody learns to ride a bike at some point in his or her youth. It’s a rite de passage, and a beautiful symbol of anarchy and freedom.’
And only because I've been asked to by some readers, here are some fashion details:
Bike: Bullitt by Larry vs Harry.
Coat: Bruuns Bazaar
Scarf: No idea.