Saturday, 1 August 2015

Theme Day - Bicycles


Well, fancy that! A classy European cyclery in downtown Sydney.

Atelier de Velo is at 156 Clarence Street in the city, and when I made these photos the Tour de France was in full swing. It is one of four cycle shops within two blocks; a peloton of shops, perhaps.

Clarence Street runs north-south, from the Town Hall until it disappears in the mess of on-ramps to the harbour bridge, commonly known as the Western Distributor. It is wedged between York Street and Sussex Street.

Atelier de Velo specialises in three brands of bicycle: Cervélo Cycles, which are manufactured in Canada; Focus Cycles, which are engineered in Germany; and, Bianchi Cycles, which are designed in Italy, even though the parent company is now Swedish.



This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo Monthly Theme Day. To see further contributions to the August Theme of "Bicycles" please visit the CDP Gallery.

This theme was chosen by Giacomo and his wife Gianna, who live in the Italian port city of Livorno , the Mediterranean gateway to Florence and Tuscany. They started Livorno Daily Photo on Christmas week of 2008 and have posted continuously ever since. Please pay them a courtesy visit.

The cartoon on the right is by Cathy Wilcox, and first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008.

24 comments:

Kate said...

Great find, Julie; I would like to own Bianchi—perhaps in a lovely shade of pink.

Stefan Jansson said...

If I could afford it i would be a bike collector.

Linda said...

Well, there is a new bike coming out that needs very little pedaling...

Stuart said...

I was exhausted just watching the Tour de France.

Rob Siemann said...

I am a Raleigh guy...

Julie said...

Linda. it does not surprise me that there is a new bike that requires little pedalling. Sort of defeats the purpose, though ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yeh I thought gears were supposed to help too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very funny cartoon, Julie! :)

wilf said...

Your post makes me happy, thanks Julie!

magiceye said...

Beautiful take on the theme and loved the cartoon!!

Birdman said...

Hilarious cartoon. The technology in bikes these days is amazing. And to think I once thought handbrakes were the rage. Ha.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm with Stuart.. the Tour de France took it out of me also :)J'adore the French touch to the theme.

Julie if you Google 'bus accident in Perth 14th July', the young woman was my nephew's wife, it's a miracle 3 year old Sophie survived, for that at least we are all very thankful. No official verdict yet but it looks like the bus driver may have fallen asleep, tragic.

William Kendall said...

The shop chose a beautiful building to do business in!

Cloudia said...

Fine photo, Julie!

VP said...

Very good photos for this beloved theme day, but the cartoonist has surely read my mind on the matter perfectly!

cieldequimper said...

Brilliant!

Kay said...

I love the cartoon...technology brings us so close to missing the point these days.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

A funny joke! LOL. Great election for theme day.

Babzy said...

Very interesting post ! :)

Dianne said...

Ah! I like that Julie "a peleton of shops" obviously you've been like me .... watching those legs pedalling round La Belle France for the last few weeks.

Shantaram said...

Truly multinational picture! Lovely post - and I loved the cartoon as well!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Nice theme day post and super cartoon!

Halcyon said...

Looks like the Tour de France is coming through!

RedPat said...

Love your shot and the cartoon!