09 September 2010

it could be worse

We keep our son's bike in the cellar of our aparment building. There's no elevator from the basement level to the ground floor, so I have to carry it up the stairs when he wants to ride it.

It would be much easier if I was taller and I could hoist it higher, but since I'm not, I bump the bike into the steps as I climb up, and it's a struggle every time (The bike is very heavy. Next time we're getting him a titanium lightweight one).

Then one day I was in Vieux Lyon, walking around, taking pictures, and saw this courtyard with beautiful staircase. The bikes are a cute touch, I thought. And it dawned on me.

This building does not have an elevator.

I won't compalin -- at least not about carrying the bike up one flight of stairs -- any more.


J. et K. said...

That's awesome.

cocopuff1212 said...

Hi Kari!
Are you enjoying the large elevators?

heidi said...

ha. certainly, it can always be worse.

I have a bike parked on our flat. We live on the 30th floor. Luckily, we have an elevator ;-)

ps. love the pic.

cocopuff1212 said...

■Hi Heidi,
European cities can be difficult to navigate in if you have mobility problem, yes? I'm so glad I've got two working legs!