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Ladri di biciclette
Bicycle theft is a problem endemic throughout the world. Be it Delft, Copenhagen, Portland or Vancouver, we all see the shells of once noble velocipede lying abandoned along sidewalks and lanes of our towns and cities. Slowly they fade, ignored and forgotten,  vestiges of benvolence long forgotten.
This photo essay focuses on the abandoned bicyles we find on the streets around us, stripped of the very things that once made them powerful, for the metal of which they are made. Ravaged and chained to the very devices that made them secure.  
The idea started here in Delft, South Holland. A fiets abandoned, who knows how long, beside the Neiwe Kerk. The bike itsself was in good shape...but completely unrideable. 
 
Outside the Waterfront Station in Vancouver, BC. 2014
 
A nice commuter in front of Fith Avenue Cinemas, Vancouver, BC. 2014
Downtown Vancouver, BC at Dunsmuir and Granville. 2014
Patullo Bridge, New Westminster, BC. 2014
Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. 2014
In front of my home, 6th and Granville, Vancouver,BC. 2014 
4th Avenue, Kitsilano, Vancouver BC. 2014
In front of my home, 6th and Granville, Vancouver,BC. 2014 ....3 months later
Main Street and 8th Avenue. Vancouver BC. 2014
Creekside Community Center, Olympic Village, Vancouver BC. 2015
Cambie and 8th, Vancouver BC. 2015
Gastown, Vancouver BC, 2015
Gastown at the Army & Navy, Vancouver BC. 2015
 
Howe at Davie. Vancouver BC. 2015
Howe at Davie. Vancouver BC. 2015
The next four photos are of a Bicycle I found at a local college. The first shot of course I noticed nothing unusual. But a month later I took another shot. The same bike still in the same spot. A year later, it remains. Albiet with more parts missing. 
Jan 2014
 
Feb 2014
April 2014
Jan 2015
 
Ladri di biciclette
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Ladri di biciclette

An essay about bikes that are slowly being stripped of their parts.
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