Monday, November 12, 2007
Bikes in Denmark
Copenhagen is bicycle-friendly. Bikes have their own - wide- lanes on the roads. People go to work on their bikes: people in suits, skirts, jeans, stretch pants, billowing coats. All on bikes, despite the cold, rain, and wind. Because this city is set up for bike travel. I've never seen so many people riding bikes (except in the Tour, of course).
But what does that have to do with this picture? Well, these are the guards who guard the royal palace. They march from the Rosenborg Slot (that means castle) in one part of the city to the royal palace in another part of the city. They march on the city streets. In the bike lane. We snapped this photo while they waited at a red light, along with the cars beside them.