A small glimpse into past days of public transport

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist with bus from another era

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Classic lines belong to the past, it seems.

“These are not all buses from West Flanders. They have buses from Holland and Brussels here. I used to work on these buses. This is all a little nostalgic for me.” Continue reading

Art, cargo and the easier way

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Art vendor with his material on a cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Transporting art by bike.

“I am a vendor here and I carry all my artwork this way. I live quite close. I have been doing it this way since 2011. I had a car but then moved closer and the bike worked.” Continue reading

The joy ride, the stolen bike – the seemingly inevitable loss for cyclists

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - A stolen bike in Ghent

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Another stolen bike

It is a loss we have all shared, whether it has happened to us or to a close friend, family member. The theft of a bike, their bike, and the frustration, the anger, the self-blame that surround the act. And we can all be sure, whoever stole our bikes, only for a joy ride, only to sell on for a fraction of their worth, never cared about the vessel, never showed our precious any real love or concern. Continue reading