The Other Dublin Bikes
With the New York City Bikes project being in the news a lot lately, I've been thinking about how successful our own Dublin Bikes project has been. This in turn got me thinking about something else I've noticed a lot: There are lots of other interesting looking bikes to see around the city when you pay attention. For some reason I've been snapping shots of bicycles every time I pass one that is interesting in some way, whether it's a nice colour, or a garish combination of colours, or an interesting basket or saddle. Over time I've developed quite a collection. There really are a lot of wacky bikes in Dublin city. Many people seem to like using bikes as advertising as well. I've seen many old style bicycles with placards or banners advertising a restaurant or a shop.
So here is a collection of just a few of this larger project. I hope to keep collecting these shots in order to do a large scale exhibition or even a book at some point. For now, here's a few of the ones that have caught my eye from my current compendium. It kind of makes all those shiny official bikes kind of boring looking!