The search for a bike
As you may know I’m currently working in Amsterdam for a couple of months. Work have posted me out here to help get a better understanding of our Dutch colleagues and for them to get a better understanding of the work we do in London. So far I’ve spent most of my time avoiding being run over by traffic, mostly bikes, going on the opposite side of the road to what I’m used to. Whilst I’m here, I want to fully embrace Amsterdam life and that means I have to get a bike. Everyone rides here so I’m feeling a bit like the odd one out. Coming from London it’ll be such a luxury to ride in a city that is designed to accommodate bikes rather fearing for me life with every turn, so this week my challenge is to find myself a reasonably priced bike. Updates to follow.
In the mean time, I’ve been swooning over images from this amazing blog, Downtown from Behind. It’s a project by photographer, Bridget Fleming, who has set out to highlight the unique and eclectic personalities that make Downtown Manhattan what it is. Her subjects range from local architects and designers to stylists, decorators, musicians, artists, hoteliers, chefs—anyone who has an impact on their specific downtown neighborhood, be it through their profession or just by living in the area. The catch? All images are shot from behind whilst the subjects are riding their bikes.
I love that the images capture what makes the individuals unique or the thing they do that makes them stand out and all with their bike. A bit like their bike personality. I’m not sure what my bike personality is yet. Do you know yours?