Ghost Bike on Warren Avenue

Ghost Bike on Warren Avenue
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Abandoned buildings with ivy covering the windows, graffiti of a hopeful message painted on the side of a building, and bikes resting on a light pole on a busy main road in the city. This is what catches my eye, and for that very reason, I always make sure to bring my camera with me everywhere I go.

While driving down Warren Avenue in Detroit, I stumbled upon a bike resting on a light pole with a speed limit sign above it. The bike caught my eye because it was all white with flowers on the spokes of the tires and a “Peace” sign on the front of the bike. My husband was driving so I asked him to turn around and go back to the bike so I could snap a few pictures of it.

That’s been my photography style lately. We’ll be driving in the city and all of a sudden I see something that catches my eye. “I can turn back around if you need me to,” my husband always says to me. I always wonder if I look strange on the side of a road somewhere with camera in hand taking photographs of the most unlikely things others may not think are very photograph worthy.

Abandoned buildings with ivy covering the windows, graffiti of a hopeful message painted on the side of a building, and bikes resting on a light pole on a busy main road in the city. This is what catches my eye, and for that very reason, I always make sure to bring my camera with me everywhere I go.

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I have no idea what the details are on the bike. I’m just assuming things here, but to me, it looked as if the bike was a memorial for someone. It’s quite possible the bike belongs to someone and maybe the person just left their bike there while they went down the street. Probably unlikely, though, because (1) I didn’t see anybody around and (2) the bike really stood out from the main road as if it was an art object.

If somebody knows the story behind the bike, please let me know! I’d love to know the story behind this art piece.

UPDATE 3/22/17: Thank you to Todd Scott for giving me the story behind the bike memorial. I am sorry for the loss of the bicyclist who lost his life in the accident. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

“You’re right about it being a memorial. Ghost bikes are a common memorial when bicyclists are killed in crashes. In this case, a 52-year old Detroit bicyclist was struck and killed by an ambulance on May 12th, 2016.”
http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/investigation-underway-after-bicyclist-is-hit-and-killed-by-ambulance-in-detroit

Location: Warren Avenue, Detroit Michigan

Photo Credit: Jennifer Hamra for Good Life DetroitΒ (Nikon D3100)

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Bike on Warren Avenue in Detroit. Photo by Jennifer Hamra.
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“Peace”. Photo by Jennifer Hamra

 

Detroit Warren Avenue
Photo by Jennifer Hamra

 

 

 

 

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