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Old rusted work bikes against a wall in Beijing China

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As I ventured through the bustling streets of Beijing, China, I stumbled upon a scene that spoke volumes about the passage of time and the stories held within everyday objects. This fine-art photograph captures a pair of old, rusted work bicycles leaning against a weathered brick wall, which has stood the test of time. The bicycles, once practical tools for the people of this vibrant city, now rest in silent repose, their stories written in the layers of rust and decay.

The brick wall, a symbol of Beijing's rich architectural history, exhibits the signs of wear and tear, with cracks and fissures that reveal the passage of time. The wall's texture and patterns add a sense of depth and intrigue to the photograph, inviting the viewer to ponder the stories and memories of those who have lived and worked in this ancient city.

Located in the heart of China's capital, Beijing is a city steeped in history, with roots that date back thousands of years. The area has witnessed the rise and fall of countless dynasties, and today, it continues to serve as a hub for culture, commerce, and political power.

This fine art print showcases the beauty found in the simplicity and timelessness of everyday objects. The monochromatic palette lends a sense of nostalgia, allowing the viewer to appreciate the photograph's quiet, introspective nature.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2015

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

We ship everywhere, all over the world. Shipping rates change depending on where you are and what you order.

Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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