Friday, March 27, 2015

Road Victims

Ghost bike, road victims, Via della Cinta Esterna, Livorno
A ‘ghost bike’ in Via della Cinta Esterna, a memorial dedicated to road victims.

See also: Ghost Bike - Destroyed Ghost Bike
External links: Ghost bike (Wikipedia)

22 comments:

William Kendall said...

They're done here. It's a difficult thing to discuss. On the one hand, it's sad that it happens in the first place... on the other, how long should that stay in place?

Lois said...

We have them here too. So sad. This one looks like it is either new or very well kept.

Kate said...

Wm asks a good question. Haven't seen one for a long time, but a previous ghost bike was in place for several years on one of our boulevards.

Revrunner said...

Heartbreak for someone or several persons.

Luis Gomez said...

These are always sad to see. I haven't seen one in DC in a long time.

Randy said...

Wonderful memorial. I don't like all of the crosses we have here.

Denton Harryman said...

sad ... hope displays such as this may prevent future accidents .. watch for bikes!

Dina said...

The flowers break the ghostly whiteness and add a sign of hope for a safer future.

Andy said...

I see them here. Not are only a sign of a tragic death but also one that more than likely could have been avoided.

Gunn said...

Sad, but also very pretty....
We should not take life for granted.

I have never seen a bike decorated like this before.
(Here we have candles and flowers.)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Really gets the point across. This photo has such a soft, human touch.

Happy Friday!

Janis
GDP

Marleen said...

I have never seen a bike placed with it. Impressive.

Karl Demetz said...

Sad to see, but it is a nice bike.
I haven't seen one similar here...

Bergson said...

I do not knew th ghost bike
I hope never paint my bike in white

Birdman said...

Ah! Another ghost bike rears its head... with flowers no lass.

RedPat said...

Always sad to see. I go by one here that has been there for more than 2 years and is always decorated with flowers and candles. It is a memorial to a very popular teacher.

cieldequimper said...

Very sad but so well maintained.

Carmine Volpe said...

se ne parla sempre troppo poco, grazie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is so sad VP. I often see flowers and a cross in different parts along the roads, but never a bike.

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad. It's a good reminder for cyclists and motorists to be more careful.

Halcyon said...

A sad sight...

Arianna said...

Un dolce pensiero...Arianna