Stalking Bicycles in Amsterdam

Niya Christine. Copyright

#135/365 Paintings

If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam and had a hard time sleeping due to annoying roof activity. That wasn’t a drunk Santa off schedule. It was actually bunnies stalking bicycles. See their curious, peppy little faces? They don’t know whether to race it, jump on it or just watch it all night in admiration and fascination. Bunnies and bicycles have a long standing mutual fascination. They are both fast. When a rabbit is really going, it’s legs look like wheels. If rabbits were bigger, we might not have seen the invention of the bicycle. So, these two phenomenon’s don’t quite know what to do with another. Well, until the bike basket was made, that is. And then we have the farmers market with carrots that fit into bike baskets. But that’s for another painting.

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2 comments

  • WM Rine May 15, 2013   Reply →

    One of those bikes is for me. They’ll have to catch me first. Although I go pretty slow in Amsterdam because the houses and canals are so pretty — who wants to rush?

    • niya christine May 15, 2013   Reply →

      Amsterdam is better done slowly..YES. Eghad, now I’m missing it like crazy.

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