Amsterdamize Picture Of The Day : “Wet”
July 16, 2008, 9:35 pm
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“Almost entirely destroyed, but fortunately still locked!” – Originally uploaded by moosterbroek on Flickr

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Poor thing. I feel sad about bicycles abandoned like that. Is she in a canal?

Comment by Maria Gatti

it is a sad sight. But this form of bicycle decay is almost art, don’t you think? Where from…it looks like the picture was taken on one of Amsterdam’s clean-up boats, aka lifted from the bottom (the canals aren’t that shallow 🙂 ). If that estimate is wrong, I can tell you the picture’s tags say it was near the waterfront of Oosterdok, close to Central Station.

Comment by amsterdamize

And how’s the owner?

Comment by Nick

a little sad that his bike got thrown into the water, Nick, I’m sure. Or still wondering where it went. But I’m certain he quickly moved on to a new ride, like most.

Comment by amsterdamize

Oh, I know the canals are deeper than that, despite all the bicycles and other things thrown in them. But I’ve often spied bicycles at canals’ edges, looking like that poor soul.

Comment by Maria Gatti

And most likely HER bike, no? That looks like Omafiets, not Opafiets.

Comment by Maria Gatti

You could be right, Maria, but I’m betting on the boat :).

Yes, it’s an Oma fiets, and I should have said ‘he/she’, as men ride it just as much as women.

Comment by amsterdamize

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