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The front end

By saltireblue    
Some of you may remember, (though probably not), the rear end of a bicycle that had been parked in an unusual way . (If 4metres up a wall is indeed unusual?) Some wondered where the front end was, indeed some even had suggestions as to the solution, but I am at long last pleased to be able to announce that the front end has been discovered, mysteriously parked in Paris. How it arrived here whilst the rear end is still parked iin Oslo remains a mystery...

May your Sunday be very Silly.


Just back from celebrating(?) the big 60 in Paris so loads of sorting and editing to get on with. Results will be posted as soon as I have time.

Tags: Paris Bicycle Humour and fun The front end Wheres the rest

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TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Sep 2012 12:34PM
Yes, Malc, I do remember seeing the rear end! Another well spotted image, and just right for Silly Sunday! Grin
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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Sep 2012 12:47PM
Odd??? I have both parts parked by our shed here in rural PA---

A curious and interesting image!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Sep 2012 12:58PM
the rider was obviously distracted by the pouting lady!! WinkGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 1:01PM
Different and interesting image Malc.

30 Sep 2012 1:10PM
This is class , just the kinda phota you just stumble on i love it . and this phota reminds me why i never leave my house without my camera Grin very well done on congrats marypics
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 1:46PM
It must have taken a while for the bike to find its way through the space/time continuum, not to mention the Continental Shelf and the Métro, because I'm sure it hadn't reached the Rue des Francs Bourgeois last October. And I'd have recognised the poster anywhere Grin

Glad to have you back on site safe and sound, Malc. And if this cracker is anything to go by the photographic results will be worth the wait!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 2:05PM
Wonderfully surreal and gritty at the same time. I've never been to that area without finding something quirky.
Belatedly, Happy Birthday by the way. I reckon that sixty is the point where you can accept officially that you are never going to grow up, and slip easily from first to second childhood without the inconvenience and irritation of adulthood as a distraction.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 2:39PM
Like this sort of "odd ball" shot, Malc.
Nicely toned too, so suitable with the subject matter.
A real grabber of an image Malc, the mystery solved. There's half of a mini in a wall in Glasgow, my eye is distracted though in your image by something in the left hand corner, strange.


hope your trip was a s good as mine Malcolm.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 4:23PM
Congratulations on the big 60 Malc! Love this quirky offering from you - I think cats_123's explanation is the best.
60? your just a laddie Malcolm here I was thinking you were in your middle age too.Wink
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:07PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!.....great fun shot !!!!!

60 eh ??......I have a vague recollection of "been there, done that" !!!!!.Grin
LexEquine 12 19 United States
30 Sep 2012 7:31PM
'Superlative monochrome Image & Composition!' ~ LEx Wink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 7:41PM
Must have been going at some pace!
Oh, the old ones are the bestTongue!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 11:33PM
Sod the bike Malc,
you should have got more of a pic with the poster girl !!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 8:47AM
Superb! Shame we missed this whilst driving in the Paris Peripherique yesterday (those Paris drivers are lunatics)Sad We did indeed have a Silly Sunday, completing the 1,400 mile drive enforced by the ferry company's strike.

Sorry I couldn't support your stuff during the last three weeks but our wifi access was intermittent and too weak to allow image downloads.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 9:52PM
Excellent Malc - gave me a good laugh expecially when looking back at the back end!!
Congrats on the 60th and good to have you back.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Oct 2012 11:53PM
No wonder your missus looks worried ,you go to Paris and come back with this,poor lady .Wink
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Oct 2012 11:10PM
well spotted , fine detective work and I like you treatment.
Tibetan 5 3 England
12 Oct 2012 5:19PM
Should be more things like this liven things up a bit a get people smiling again, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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