Organised chaos – Weekly Photo Challenge

Bike chaos


Chaos is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge – let’s embrace disorder and its creative power.

I very nearly deleted these photos from a trip to Sweden a while ago, as they looked too messy and chaotic!  We love visiting countries like Denmark and Sweden for their accepting attitude to bikes.  These sorts of photos really appeal to me.

You see, there are more bikes in this one photo than there are people living in my whole town!  I always find myself wondering how people find their bikes, do bikes get stolen and is there any order in this chaotic mess?  I have trouble finding my car in a huge car park let alone my bike amongst all these.


This photo is a bit more neat and orderly but still way more bikes in one spot than I usually get to see.


We loved this parking station due to the fact that it has two tiers of storage – very impressive indeed! This one looks very neat and not very chaotic at all.

I should tell you that while I’m writing this post my house is in chaos and I’m procrastinating big time!  I’m supposed to be packing for a few weeks away.  Yes we’re off to New Zealand’s South Island for a few weeks of cycling and I haven’t even started packing. I have various piles of stuff all over the place and wouldn’t embarrass myself by taking a photo of it all to share.

So bikes are on my mind at the moment, along with travel and what should I pack.  I’m just taking a few minutes out from my chaotic mess and then I’ll be back into it.  I have all day!  My husband has packed already, he’s the neat orderly one and he’s out for the day so I’m left to my own devices.  I officially started holidays yesterday afternoon so am easing into it with a sleep in, reading my book and blogging.  I’ll get to the other stuff soon 🙂

I’m waiting for the creative power of all this chaos to kick in!

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Deb 🙂

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  One thought on “Organised chaos – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. November 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Haha Love the work tip too, if only we could do it hey? 😊 Hope you have a fabulous holiday in New Zealand. 🚴


  2. November 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    love the end quote Deb. right now I feel like doing just that!

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    • November 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      It’s just perfect isn’t it? I think we all have moments when it is exactly what we want to do. Take care.

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      • November 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

        true – but the moments pass. winter coming on over here – all grey, dismal and polluted. so taking advantage of the last of the sunshine and blue skies today……

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  3. November 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    We saw bikes like that in Germany. Coming from Australia it looked like chaos to us but how wonderful that it is such an accepted mode of transport. Hope you have a great time in New Zealand. Hope you are fit for all the hills.

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    • November 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Irene. It is so good to see all the bikes and everyone using them to get around as you say. We are mainly cycling on the Otago Rail Trail so I’m hoping there aren’t too many hills as I’ve not done very much training! It should be fantastic and my first time to NZ.

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  4. November 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I love the work tip too!!!

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  5. November 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Deb! The minute I saw that photo, I thought “Denmark”! But it was Sweden, heheh. In Finland people are not so into biking as in Denmark, so you don’t usually see such chaotic bike parking spaces. Now we have snow, so it’s only the brave who bike in that 😉

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  6. November 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Great post. I love it. Have You ever been biking in Finland? The best bikeable town is Oulu. Last winter I shot winter biking photos, but I will publish them in next December. Here is one post, which includes two, winter biking photos:

    Arctic beach in Winter.

    Happy weekend.

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  7. November 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Crikey! There’s a song about nine million bicycles in Beijing… I bet eight million of them are now in your first photo!!! 😀
    Hehehe. You’ve done well with this theme, Deb – thank goodness you saved the photos.

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  8. November 6, 2016 at 4:39 am

    A cycling holiday!! Exciting. I’ll be ready in a few of hours 😉

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  9. November 6, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Love the tip. You’re on your way by now probably. Have a fab holiday, looking forward to seeing your photos!!

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  10. November 7, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Cycle stands in Denmark are very organised.

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  11. November 7, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I’m waay more relaxed about packing for a trip across the pond than for any other, so I totally understand. I guess it’s a bit different if you’re cycling, unless you have a handy van/car to move your luggage? But as long as you have comfy shorts, a lightweight rain jacket, helmet and insect repellent you’ll be sweet. “For everything else, there’s MasterCard” — apparently. Enjoy!

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  12. November 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Debbie. I’m way behind on blog reading so sorry for late comment. Great photos for the chaos theme. So many European cities take their cycling seriously.

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