All the ducklings in a row

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Family on bikes in Brussels, Belgium

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Family photo of the biking entourage just back from the weekend escapade. 

“Today was a visit to the local ateliers and then her dance class. When it is not too cold, not too rainy, we go to school on the bikes. This is way up the hill and there is this whole bike train heading up the hill to school.”


Photographer’s notes: This is my first group photo, the first family shot, and it took a different approach. If I had stopped the mother somewhere on the route, there would have been three bikes, one extended, on the side of the road. So, it was a steady, distant follow until they came to a safe stop.

There are a few of these convoys in Brussels. I see them often. Entourages of bikes heading to and from school. Children start early here and can stay on the sidewalk in their early years. Then they become ducklings for a while on the roads.


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