November 11, 2012
City legs and city birds, lead me today to "city bikes".
Somehow, in student town Leuven (Louvain), bikes sometimes just happen to end up in the river Dijle.
I have always known about it but was never able to actually see or photograph the phenomenon until this year because of exceptionally low tide, a consequence of riverbank works.
They must be either stolen bikes, thrown in the river after a short ride by the thief, or the result of student activity... students who might or who might not have had a bit too much Belgian beer.
The environment organization cleans up the river in Leuven twice a year and on the average they come up with 300-500 bikes.