Autumn is the time of year associated with decay, with rain and wind, but when the sun is out, shining from just over the horizon, on the leaves in many shades of red and brown, then everything gets a golden glow. On one such sunny Autumn afternoon, on a Sunday early November, I decided to film the people passing by on their bicycles.
In the north of ʼs-Hertogenbosch there is a city park that was constructed in the late 1980s. Although it is a young park in a relatively newish part of the city the trees are fairly mature now. The trees have more than enough coloured leaves to filter the bright and low sun so that everything seems to be bathing in a golden light. The main north-south cycle route in the city passes through this park. I positioned myself on an embankment a little bit higher up than the surroundings and many people passed me by on their bicycles. Some had clearly been shopping in the city centre, some were just out to enjoy the sun while riding the bicycle. The video shows how relaxed most people cycle and what a lovely afternoon it was for most of them. I hadn’t looked at people cycling for a while on my blog so it was about time to do so. Cycling is not only about big bridges or cool underpasses it is also about trusting that everything is safe enough to just go out on your bicycle and enjoy yourself.
My video for this week: watching people cycling in a park in autumn.