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Laurel Hill Cemetery #24

By handlerstudio  
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So, relevant to a cemetery, all things come to an end. This is the last entry in the Laurel Hill series....the lead may not at first glance seem to be part of this....but a story puts it in context. First, it is across the street from Laurel Hill, as one of the versions will show. but more to the point.....(and I do not know if this is a custom in other parts of the world)....this is a ghost bike. Unfortunately we have them around our city...they are the spots where cyclists died at the power of autos....and this young rider was hit by a car across from Laurel Hill. Other version show the entrance....and a mural (one of some 3,000 in Philadelphia) across from the cemetery.

Thank you all for your journey together with me over the last weeks viewing this historic cemetery.

I would like to give my grateful thanks to Isabel (Chinga) for her UA for my last set.

Peter

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debu 11 India
20 Apr 2021 3:24AM
Great set of images.
Debu
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 Apr 2021 5:55AM
very well recorded
20 Apr 2021 10:09AM
I've never come across the ghost bike tribute before Peter.
I've known for many years that I should be cycling for my health and that of the planet but I just feel it's too dangerous on the roads. Often you get cyclists riding on the pavements which is also dangerous. They just fly past you by inches and you haven't heard them. I have a friend who's wife has Parkinson's and is in fear of taking her out for a walk.
Very interesting idea though Peter and so sad. Many of them will probably have been young.
Mike
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
20 Apr 2021 11:26AM
Excellent finale Peter , not heard of these ghost bikes either but sounds a wonderful idea to make people aware & remember
Ian
20 Apr 2021 2:28PM
It has been an interesting series and a walk though one cemetery that I will likely never see first hand. A lot to think about in how we honour (and sometimes dishonour) our dead. The way in which a society handles death is always very telling.

20 Apr 2021 2:40PM
Great set
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2021 6:51PM
Love that beautiful bike and the stone texture... Good set Peter...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
21 Apr 2021 12:40AM

Quote:I've never come across the ghost bike tribute before Peter.
I've known for many years that I should be cycling for my health and that of the planet but I just feel it's too dangerous on the roads. Often you get cyclists riding on the pavements which is also dangerous. They just fly past you by inches and you haven't heard them. I have a friend who's wife has Parkinson's and is in fear of taking her out for a walk.
Very interesting idea though Peter and so sad. Many of them will probably have been young.
Mike



Mike, I am a serious cyclist. One of the things I do is make sure that cars see me and give me space. Never ride near the curb. If i am on a two lane road, I ride close to the center of the right lane...to force cars to wait and pull out to pass me. Riding on the sidewalk,if you are an adult, is not legal. In PA, by law, cars are supposed to give riders 4 feet. My guess is that drivers have no idea of that. If a car passes me to close, I feel that I allowed it.

Peter
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2021 9:55AM
I used to cycle to work every day but gave it up because it was too dangerous. I was knocked off my bike four times by aggressive motorists. So we bought a second car instead and I was much safer then. Having said that, there are also many cyclists in the UK who seem to go out of their way to make enemies of motorists. I would like to see all cyclists made to sit a road test and carry insurance cover.

Phil.
23 Apr 2021 4:49AM
How poignant with more and more people using all manner of bikes for commuting and recreation . We do not have ghost bikes here in Alberta that I am aware of . We do see lots of white crosses by the road . ... the ghost bike is a great way to spread awareness
around safety for cyclist's. How sad for that young man and his family.
Folks in European country's seem to give cyclist's a lot more space and respect ....I hope that mindset changes in North America .
Cheers Walt

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