Friday, March 7, 2008

Alternative Transportation Methods


In which would you rather tour Amsterdam ... a horse-drawn carriage or a bakfiets?

11 comments:

Kim said...

Although that carrage is lovely nad the horse quite handsome, I want that bike. That is every mom's dream. I've not seen anything like it before except pedal cabs, and even those look way different. This is a great, great photo!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

oldmanlincoln said...

The horse drawn carriage.

Really nice photo.

Ineke said...

I have been thinking on doing something with a bakfiets for quite a while. You beat me!

guild-rez said...

..since I am too big for the bike basket, I prefer the horsedrawn carriage:-))
Greetings from Canada.

Jim said...

I bet a carriage ride would be neat. No beans for the horse though.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

What a fantastic photo that is!

How much more normal life is across the pond in many aspects, you know... I'm thinking that here, if a mother took her kids for a ride in a bakfiet, she'd probably be fined for "endangering her kids" (you know the "no helmets! no seatbelt! no child seats! OMG how could you be SO irresponsible!" crap.)

Dick said...

Very nice photo, so much life in it.

Bucefalo said...

Great shot!

Scott Mizée npGREENWAY said...

Actually, we are seeing more and more of these bikes in the USA. Portland Oregon has a fantastic store called Clever Cycles that has been open since June 2007. They sell the Bakfiets.nl, Opa fietsen, Oma fietsen, Brompton folding bikes and many others.

Here is a picture of my family on 'our' Bakfiets.nl from Amsterdam.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/243/517412165_71f600f046_m.jpg

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

heeeeeh Rich,
Good that you took this photo, ( I forgot doing that, thats why...) this Horse-car starts at "the Dam" we found that out too, but did.nt go by this "Horse-taxi" Amsterdam is such a fun!

olivia john said...

It is exciting to shop for a new bike especially one that meets your expectations.Opa Fietsen