Remember the old knock-knock joke?
– Knock, knock
– Who’s there?
– Is a bell
– Isabel who?
– Is a bell necessary on a bicycle?
Well, the answer is yes, at least in Germany. According to traffic regulations here a functioning bell as well as front and tail lights are compulsory.
Over the past few months I have been creating a series of pictures of bicycle details – and am very happy to be able to publish them here. Any bicycle details will do – bells, baskets or any parts that look interesting and catch my eye. Today I am just posting bells. These pictures were all taken in Munich on my walks or rides around town. I don’t move or rearrange my subjects to get a better point of view or background or more favorable light. They aren’t my bicycles after all, so I don’t touch them, I just take their pictures.