Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Old-Fashioned Cyclists

The number of bicycles in Dublin has seen a sharp rise in the last few years. Thus one might confuse and think that it is a modern invention. However, a gaze at the mechanism, the chain, the cogs and so forth, leaves no doubt. The bike is a 19th century invention, another jewel of the industrial revolution that managed to make it to the 21st century.

The photo above was taken on 17 March 2010 during the St Patrick's Day parade. The cyclists try to promote cycling in Dublin to even a higher level than the current impressive figures. Well done guys!

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