Saturday, 1 August 2015

August City Daily Photo Theme Day: bicycle

Bicycle bell Versailles
August. Oh my, VDP didn't even notice July. Perhaps that's why she didn't have much time to get the perfect shot. Perhaps also because she was away for a little while... Whatever, it's Theme Day in the City Daily Photo blogging community and so here are bicycles (thanks, VP!) The above shot isn't a bicycle of course, just its bell but it was the cutest that VDP could find, especially considering that a lot of French cyclists seem to totally ignore these wonderful little instruments... Below, in order: i) some bicycles are very laden and the possessions seemed to have been rummaged through... ii) Other bicycles are handicapped... iii) In the exit of Right Bank train station (with a shadow of the sign that you had seen here, though that was actually another exit). iv) In pedrestrian mode. To see all takes on this month's Theme, please visit the CDP page, it's this way and happy August! Oh and VDP has shown you lots of bicycles before (click here) but her absolute favourite shot is and will probably remain this one!

Août ? VDP n'a pas vu passer juillet ! Premier du mois, jour de thème dans la communauté des blogueurs City Daily Photo et vous l'aurez compris, ce mois-ci le thème est bicyclette ! Bien évidemment, la première photo n'est qu'un détail d'un vélo, mais VDP a adoré la petite sonnette, instrument bien utile et qui manque si souvent sur les vélos dans ce pays ! Ci-dessous, dans l'ordre : i) certains vélos sont bien chargés et d'ailleurs ont été visités... ii) D'autres sont handicapés... iii) Dans la rampe de sortie de la gare Rive Droite (avec l'ombre de la grille et du mot "sortie", que vous aviez vue ici, bien que c'était à l'époque l'autre sortie). iv) En mode piéton. Pour voir toutes les interprétations du thème dans le monde entier, cliquez ici et bon mois d'août ! Ah et VDP vous a déjà montré beaucoup de vélos (cliquez ici pour les voir) mais son préféré est et restera sans doute à jamais celui-ci !
Bicycle Versailles gare rive gauche
Bicycle Versailles gare rive gauche
Bicycle Versailles gare rive droite
Bicycle Versailles gare rive droite
Note Versailles' crest/coat of arms on the bus stop in this last shot. All the explanations were given in this post.

25 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

The close up of the bell is great, sometime you just need at little detail to tell a big story. My favourite however is the same as yours, the picture in the Saint Louis district with those fabulous shutters, it could be a village scene anywhere in France. Have a great weekend..

Revrunner said...

Looks like bicycle heaven. :-)

RedPat said...

Love the little bell, Ciel! ;-)

Kate said...

I had one of those bells on a bike as a child, and I used it all the time.

Small City Scenes said...

Blue Moon July 31

Randy said...

The first shot is the best.

Thérèse said...

Et j'ai appris il n'y a pas longtemps que les sonnettes sont obligatoires en France!
Seule petite question concernant la senconde image: où se place donc le conducteur?

llandudnopictures said...

Happy cycling!

Josette T said...

c'est parfois la calamité en ville avec les règles de circulation cet engin n'est pas pour moi !
bravo pour tes photos "bien senties"

Julie said...

Someone must have buckled their own wheel and scouted around for a replacement.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Nice detail, very ineresting entry, thank you!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute bell! Sadly, Canadians don't use their bells either. Gosh, they're almost as thoughtless as people who drive cars! ;)

wilf said...

Cute bell and that is a nice photo.

Stuart said...

Does the bike bell go "arf!"?

Birdman said...

Yup!
I had plenty of crap on my bike too... so I like that first image. Different for bike theme.

Small City Scenes said...

I don't think I could ride the heavily laden bike. Neat shots.
MB

Small City Scenes said...

I forgot to say I do like the bell---best shot.
MB

VP said...

Love them all, but the first picture is my favorite!

William Kendall said...

Quite a cute bell!

I see removing a wheel from a bike is a universal thing to do.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I remember when I did ride a bike ringing the bell was my favourite thing :) this is a little cutie. Gosh the bike in the second shot really was carrying a heavy load, maybe it was for balance :) I can see why the bicycle in the blue is your fav Ciel, such a pretty scenario.

Sharon Anck said...

I remember the " bike bell" as well. It came in very handy and I'm sure still would. Great set of shots.

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely collection of shots and I REALLY do like that bell!

Wayne said...

The bell is awesome. The second shot has me written all over it, that is what mine would look like

Halcyon said...

Love your selection of bike shots. I always feel sad when I see a broken down bike or one with a stolen wheel. :(
My favorite shot is the first one though. What a cute bell!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, da zeigst Du uns eine ganze Menge Fahrräder, oder das, was davon übrig bleibt :)