Saturday, January 14, 2012

Parkdale Bike Stands 2


This bike stand is located across the street from yesterday's, in front of a slightly run-down restaurant/bar that had a steady stream of guys coming out into the winter sun for a cigarette (there is no smoking inside public places here). I don't know if any of them even notice this lovely stand with lots of slots for bike locks to slip through but I hope they do!

18 comments:

LĂșcia said...

For me it's more a beautiful sculpture than a bike stand (I'd feel guilty to lock my bike to this bike stand)! ;-)

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice shot - adding the guy in the back definitely adds to the picture.

NixBlog said...

Great shot. I agree about the man in the background adding interest.

EG Wow said...

I think the man in the background adds a sense of scale as well as interest.

Jack said...

I love the way something as simple and utilitarian as a bicycle stand becomes a piece of art in Toronto.

Sharon said...

It's like a little silver plant sprouting up from the sidewalk.

Deb said...

Great shot. Some bike racks have only one area to put the lock around and they can be really awkward to use. This one is ideal, good looking as well as functional.

Eyeliquor said...

Awesome shot!

Lowell said...

I'm glad you told me this was a bike stand as I, too, would have thought it was some kind of public sculpture! Cute and graceful!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I like this shot, it looks botanical to me... Please come enter it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #13 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5870

Kitty said...

wow. cycling must be a major way of transport?
Here, there are few bike stands and they are all rather functional looking

Regina K said...

I wish KC had such wonderful bike stands.

Halcyon said...

I like this one even better than yesterday's. So cute!

Andy said...

I have enjoyed the last two postings of the bike stands. Having a person in the photo add so much more to the shot. Keep on clicking.

llandudnopictures said...

These fantastic bike stands would probably be outlawed here on Health & Safety grounds!

Birdman said...

This one's a bit more complicated then the eyeglasses of yesterday.

La Principessa Errante said...

I have been so intrigued by your bike stand series. They are just gorgeous, and such a wonderful deviation from the typical street furniture of most cities.

Bike Locks said...

Such bike stands are important because it give idea to people to use bikes more and more, and using bikes by most of the people is secret to be happy and active lifestyle.