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26 September 2010

Bicycle Sculptures Around the World

When you first see the Bike Bike sculpture in Martin Place, it takes your breath away.  It's huge.
Constructed from old bicycles in the shape of a Penny Farthing, this 12 metre high bicycle by Alasdair Nicol is part of the City of Sydney's 2010 Art and About Festival.
Thought provoking and absolutely timely as Sydney continues to "green" the city and encourage us to think about sustainable modes of transport.  Oh and it's a beautiful work of art too.
It's at the Macquarie Street end of Martin Place until October 24.

bike bike sculpture

bike bike sculpture

bike bike sculpture

Another wonderful bicycle sculpture was unveiled in August this year in Gdansk, Poland. during the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Solidarity movement.  Honouring the Gdansk shipyard workers, whose most common mode of transport was the bicycle.

This is so utterly fabulous I had to add it... thanks Nevenka for the link and Sydney Daily Photo for posting.


Nevenka said...

I volunteer at the RSPCA on Sundays at Yagoona in south west Sydney. Across the road is an amazing bike sculpture outside of the Chullora Waste & Recycling Centre. Here is a link as I keep forgetting to bring my camera with me.

saskia said...

wow ! that's great Nevenka - might deserve a post all of its own :-)
must take a trip to see it.....