Thursday, May 5, 2016

Memorial Bicycle

Memorial Bicycle, Pittsburgh, 2015

For all of its hills and river valleys, Pittsburgh has a vibrant biking community.  This bike memorial was placed here on Forbes Avenue, across from the Carnegie Music Hall, for a woman who was killed last October in a chain reaction crash.  Given how the artificial flowers haven't faded yet, I'd venture to say that this memorial is rather new.  I hope the city leaves it there for a bit before removing it (as they do with all of the other bike memorials).  I think that it's good for the collective unconscious to be needled with the brevity of all things.

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