Sunday, 9 February 2014

Lost and painted.

I'm sure there must be a story behind this abandonded bike lock. Was it lost and then painted?  Did the owner come back to collect their bike only to find the lock still covered on wet green paint?  There must be a story!

I see this lock and seat every time I walk home - and I almost always wonder why or how.

I think you should make up a version of the story!


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

Cheers - SM

24 comments:

Carole M. said...

quite odd that they would paint it in; you might think it more logical to put it on the ground next the seat and paint the seat? Owner of the bike-lock may still come back and find it....

Dawn Hart @ Stone Pit Crafts said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many bike locks are abandoned in London, I suppose if you park there regularly it saves carrying a lock around!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! It's a bit uncomfortable to sit on!! Hope you are having a great weekend.

Irma said...

Handy for the lock to make a bench, the bike is not stolen so fast.
Color of the lock's fun, and it painted the bench.

eileeninmd said...

It would be hard to remove now that it is painted. Have a happy day!

Marcia said...

Very strange that it would be painted. Don't you think the painter was bothered that the lock was there and decided to paint right over it? So how long has it been there?

cobie en bas van Es said...

ja misschien hebben ze de fiets ook gelijk geverfd?

Montanagirl said...

It's one of those mysteries of life!

TexWisGirl said...

kind of funny that it was just painted over. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow...yes there must be a story indeed. Interesting.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I find it quite amusing. My mind takes it further has to a homeless person sleeping on the bench and...well you get the idea.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, there's got to be an interesting story behind this!! What a fun, curious find, Stewart!! I love it!!

Jen said...

If the owner was like me, he forgot the combination.

Susie Clevenger said...

It makes you wonder...why it was there and why it was simply painted over...great shot!!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Probably too complicated to remove before painting the bench?Would not like to sit there with the lock poking into my back!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do have a tendency to just paint over 'little' things if they happen to be in the way of my brush.. but I think I might have had to move something as big as this :) nicely spotted Stewart!

TheChieftess said...

I love that when they painted the bench...they painted it too!!!

Laura said...

Oh how funny! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting. Why didn't they remove the lock before painting the bench?

bailey-road.com said...

Interesting sight.

Pat Tillett said...

That is odd thing. I don't know what to make of it. Nice find...

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Perhaps the bike was stolen. The thief simply left the lock secured to the bench ! There was no key hence the painter had no choice except to paint the bench along with lock :)

Phil Slade said...

"It wasn't my job to remove it so I just painted over it." Unionised British Worker.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It was put there on purpose so you could write about it and "incentivize" me to read every one of the comments on your post.