On my way to Bologna for a short holiday greeting the spring down there with pleasant temperatures around 20 degrees C. Can't wait to sit in the treno crossing the Alps.
I think the image fits the recent discussion about the way we misuse our planet. I guess it would make sense to use the bike more often. Many demonstrations in Zurich these days but also finding out that not many want to stop traveling (including me) not to speak about the new upcoming markets that understandibly wish to participate in this fun.
The green movement was around before this came up in a new and almost violent discussion .... so it is nothing new really but it only shows that after a while it seems forgotten. We'll see :-)
Have a great time in Bologna. I have to get there one day and see why you like it so much :) A raod trip in europe is really different than in the U.S.. It is one straight line of nothing for miles. In Europe you always see one small town after another and all very charming with their churches and farmers house and cows...rolling hills, snow peak mountains....lakes.... and so green, here it sometime just dirt all the way. Off course there are many nice scenic road too with natural trees and especially along the Pacific Coast it is jaw dropping beautiful. No complaining :) Just saying it is different.
Good fun photo and a good one for the ToM. Even on the bike it feel like she moving fast. Bikes should be the way of transportation in many small cities. It is good for the environment and good excercise for us. I wish China were still using more bicycles like they did when they were 20 years ago. Now they are more cars then in the U.S and more motorcycles, the air quality was so bad.
I've been waiting for a bicycle entry and I'm so glad it was one with your unique style. The blur of the cyclist stands out well against the sharp graffiti. The only one I have is my son tearing down a steep hill on his new mountain bike; however the analog image is 25-30 years old.
Biking is convenient downtown provide you have a dedicated path for them to be safe. The blurred biker gives life to this shot with the orange wall covered with graffiti, she is wondering why you are taking the picture. To fit with the ToM, of course!
Once again a wonderful combination of photo and meaningful note. I like the rendering of "motion" as a result of the skillfully chosen shutter speed. Also the detail of the head movement is fascinating here.
Grüße aus dem nasskalten und stürmischen Westfalen!
Hi dear Barbara,
hope you have lots of fun in the springtime sun in Bologna. This is a wonderful image, perfectly composed with the gal driving into the warm image. Very pretty.
Yes, I don't want to stop traveling either and what does that mean for the green movement? As you say, we'll see.
Hope all's well! Big hugs,