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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

PHeymont ·
These small views, with their varied backgrounds and very personal bikes, give me a sense of knowing Lucca, even though I haven't been there yet. It seems a quieter energy than what comes from bicycles in huge masses...consider this shot from Copenhagen's Osterport rail station:
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

PortMoresby ·
I hadn't thought about that but, you're right, even as narrow a view as the width of a bicycle conveys a good sense of place. And my preference for towns and villages, rather than cities. I have picture of a ferry bicycle parking lot on Lantau Island, Hong Kong and, even though it's a rural place, it appears that every person on the island must be represented by a bike in the lot, there are so many. But, though crowded, I remember it as park-like compared to yours above and still gives an...
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
I also find bicycles a pleasant subject, and enjoyed your collection, PortMoresby! Here are a pic I snapped last year in France. The guy was pushing his uphill towards the market.....
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: I also find bicycles a pleasant subject, and enjoyed your collection, PortMoresby! Here are a pic I snapped last year in France. The guy was pushing his uphill towards the market..... And these frosty models at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (hey, they have studded snow tires for these -- seriously!)
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Re: Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

IslandMan ·
Nice post and photographs, Port Moresby. Yes, bicycles are always a pleasant subject. They are so calming and tranquil. Just wish more people would use them.
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Re: A Week in Lucca

PHeymont ·
I love the looks of Lucca in your pictures...and I'm fascinated to hear the history of the amphitheatre. When I first saw in Arles that the Roman colosseum there had become a fortress and a village in the years after the fall of Rome, I thought it was interesting and singular. Since then, I've heard of more, and realized the logic of it. As "Roman order" broke down after the 5th century, moving into an existing defensible space must have occurred in many places; what is unique about Arles,...
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Re: Gallery: Day Trip to Barga

PHeymont ·
It feels like a wonderful day's ramble...for me!...as I look at your pictures of details, of small spaces, of textures...and food!
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Re: Gallery: Day Trip to Barga

PortMoresby ·
It was an excellent day, especially after I got up that steep road. Also because my traveling companion opted not to come along. She'd have hated me for that climb but has since found another reason for deciding I'm more trouble than I'm worth.
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A Week in Lucca

PortMoresby ·
  On a trip to Italy, I had the good fortune of staying in an apartment belonging to a New York City publisher, on the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in the center of Lucca.  The name derives from its Roman origins, when it was an actual...
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Gallery: Day Trip to Barga

PortMoresby ·
One day, while I was staying in Lucca, Italy, I decided to go to Barga.  It was a short trip by train to the Barga station but how to get to the town, high above, became the mystery.  I was told there were no taxis and even though there were...
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Gallery: Bicycles, Lucca, Italy

PortMoresby ·
  Lucca is a perfect place for bicycles.  It’s flat, not big, most of the streets are reserved for walking and riding and it has the added attraction of a raised circular park surrounding the town, atop its wall, wide and perfect for a...
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