Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bicycle shop in Leiden

On July 3 I was in a bicycle shop in Leiden, with Graham Dusseldorp. It was crowded and exotic. I didn't report all my exciting activities last summer, but now I need to bring the photos here, because I'm using one for Just Add Light and Stir, and want to give it a bit of Netherlands-bike-shop context.

In Leiden, people REALLY ride bicycles. There are family bikes and cargo bikes.

There were lots of baskets, for bikes.

One stack had pink baskets and I said "Barbie," but Graham, whose daughter is much younger than mine, said "Those are Disney Princess." Then I saw the doll seats:

I just made a slide show of the others from that shop. Nothing here is a good photography. It's evidence, not art. :-)

The slide show might not work for everyone; it's a flash file.

Someone left this link, but didn't "enliven" in. Here:

DOH! I didn't see it when it was newer, and now the blog is gone and the wayback machine doesn't have it saved. I wish the internet could be more like metal and less like sand and tissue paper.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some fantasy, some reality

Holly and Will, at the Twisters fast-food restaurant that sometimes portrays a chicken place in "Breaking Bad." It's a happy photo.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marty lately

Marty went to class on his roller blades today. I peeked out to watch him go. I've always loved seeing him skate. He needs new wheels. I offered to buy some, but he says he'll do it with his money, because they'll probably be $100. Oh. Not his little-boy skate prices.

A few days ago he asked me to come and spot him on a project, to be outside the jeep. He was bending a piece of heavy aluminum, to make a curved shield. He had already done a center bend, but wanted the edges rounder, and thought of what he had to make a mold and a press.

(Photos to come, but I will say... it involves a hole dug in the vacant lot, and his jeep.)