A grumpy looking dog. But looks can be deceiving! He was actually very sweet and I fell on my knees in front of him after asking his owner’s permission. Isn’t he cute in an ugly sort of way? Click the photo for an enlargement.
Dutch people cycle. They cycle to school, to the supermarket. They climb on a bike to go on holiday and go to work. Every household has at least one bicycle, mostly more.
The fact that our country is flat, might be a big reason for this mass transportation. There is a huge network of well maintained and well lit cycle paths. In fact they are so good that foreign car drivers often mistake them for normal roads!
Urban areas are frequently designed into residential areas, where bicycles and other slow traffic have priority over cars.
All these photos were taken in Breda this afternoon, in one district. Welcome to our street view 🙂
Starlings like to flock together. They like to fly together. And they even like to coordinate an impressive air ballet together. In this video they are swarming like they are one organism in stead of multiple.
There was only one image that came to mind when faced with this week’s photo challenge: Hands.
This is a photo of the hands of the V-man and me during our symbolic wedding ceremony in 2009. A Harley wedding. Our friends even had rings made from nuts for us. No, not the organic ones, the metallic ones. 😉 The Harley-symbol is engraved in orange, while our ‘real’ rings are the round ones.
It was a magic day. And though our wedding is not legal, it was the best we could wish for. I missed my family and non-biker friends, but the warmth of our Harley buddies was sublime. I wrote about it back then, in Harley wedding July 12th 2009.
Hands, made to hold on to, to reach out and touch.
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