Photographer's Note

An old racing bicycle on a closet
ramshackle decoration, half finished
seventies style


This picture was shot from a comfy retro seat inside one of those trendy coffee places up. There seems to be a certain hipness in nostalgia, these days. Young people hark back to the old days when things were less complicated, there were real Belgian heroes and Belgium was just a country, not a political statement. Those were the days.

The bric a brac crop here is fully intended, of course.


Eddy Merckx, probably the greatest cyclist of all times, is one of Belgium's most most iconic heroes. After his racing days he created his own brand of racing bikes. This racing bike here is a really early example.

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