Photo 0057: Ghost bike

A white bicycle standing on a snowy meadow. The bicycle frames a blue road sign, which displays a car.
Ghost bike
Magdeburg, Germany
Date (taken):
January 2024
Camera model:
Fujifilm X-T4
Lens model:
Fujifilm XF 33mm ƒ/1.4 R LM WR
Exposure settings:
33mm (50mm) | ƒ/2.8 | 1/2400s | ISO 160

A ghost bike is a bicycle memorial, painted entirely white. It usually points to a location where a cyclist was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle. The memorial bikes are meant to raise awareness of safety issues faced by cyclists and honor those who have lost their lives.

As a cyclist, I'd also like to sensitize about our vulnerability against vehicles weighing tons. I took this photo, deliberately framing a "car" road sign to emphasize its meaning. The white snow complements the white "ghost" bicycle.