Two Bikes

Seeing this bike outside a shop in Bloomsbury today reminded me that I saw a man riding one of the same type a couple of weeks ago near the South Bank. He serenely rode up a side road towards Stamford Street. It was a slightly surreal moment. A bit like a scene from Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou. Seeing a second one I am starting to wonder if they are coming back into fashion. I was disappointed on my recent visit to Guildford Museum that the one that used to be on display throughout my childhood has been consigned to the storeroom for the moment.

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing


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