So charmed by this when i saw it. Little bicycles lined up neatly, with another lying flat on the street in paint. Loved the strong diagonal in the composition. Loved the simplicity of the buildings in the background. A scene of serenity. There was no wind. No people. A quiet time in London.
At the same time it’s a scene that is poised, ready to jump into life. Full of latent energy.
Not just because soon enough it would be full of people, but because of the tension created by the two types of bicycle facing in opposite directions, drawing us out of the frame left and down, up and right, creating a sense of tight elastic in the diagonal strip of road bricks that link the two.