Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rickshaw for sale

23 comments:

Tanya said...

Was this in a flea market? You don't use those there do you?

magiceye said...

looks classic!

JM said...

No, Tanya, we don't have them here :-) This is the 1st rickshaw I've seen in Portugal, that's why I find it funny. Rickshaws are used in many asian countries and that's a great way to know the cities. I allways do that when I'm there! :-)
It's not a flee market, but a shop that sells furniture and decoration items from Southeast Asia just outside my door.

Virginia said...

OH heck JM. I was going to suggest you buy it and then I would zip over to see you and you could peddle me all around your beautiful city! HA
PS Could you tell me where to find that accent mark on the darn French keyboard? Grrrrr!

Jessica said...

Very cool. You have some good lighting in this shot. I agree with Virginia, you could make rickshawing your second career. Haha. I wonder if someone will buy it.

Fio said...

Fantastic! 599 euro with a driver? I take it! :D

Joy said...

Cool! It sure would be an interesting sight in Portugal.

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nobu said...

Fantastic!
I love those narrow frames.

Petrea said...

A rickshaw in Portugal did seem odd! I'm glad I read the comments. It explains the price, which seems a bit high. It's a nice rickshaw, as far as I can tell. If you'll shuttle Virginia around town, I'll buy it for you.

Z said...

Is there a second smaller cycle that comes with it?

I wonder if anyone will buy it...

JM said...

LOL!!!

Virginia, gladly Oeiras is almost flat, but in what concerns Lisbon, we'll do it the old fashion way, on the city tour buses and trams! :-)

Fio, I'm afraid the driver is not included on the price! :-)

Jessica, with the tip you gave me, you've just made me save a lot of money on gyms! :-)

Petrea, you can start signing the cheque! :-)

Just to see people staring faces it would be worth it! LOL!

willow said...

My WT was peddled around in a rickshaw in China. This one is a beauty! I'd love to have it!

PJ said...

I couldn't begin to imagine what a rickshaw was doing in Portugal, but then again, I don't live there so how would I know. I've seen pictures of the New York City version of a rickshaw and the drivers look pretty fit. I wonder if they ever get scared. Maybe you could start a new business in Oeiras?

humanobserver said...

I did not have any idea that rickshaws are also available in Portugal...

Virginia said...

There have something similar but SMALLER in Paris. How crazy would you have to be to ride or drive one of those in the craziness of Paris traffic. I closed my eyes. I couldn't look. JM, I am holding you to it. As soon as you get Petrea's check, let me know!
V

Petrea said...

Virginia, it's okay to close your eyes. It's even okay to hold JM to it. But I don't recommend holding your breath!

JM said...

Deal, Virginia! :-)

Petrea, that's a wise advice! :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that's what I'd call eco driving! Wouldn't try it in our winter though... ;)

Susie of Arabia said...

That is so cool! I guess the tiny bike along side it is included as a bonus?

Jules said...

Hi JM - I so love this!!!! That rickshaw driver must have been fit to get all the way to Portugal - wonder how much he charged the guy?????

JM said...

Z and Susie, I have no idea if the mini bike is a bonus... or not! :-)

tr3nta said...

I would buy it right now, if I had the money...

studioJudith said...

Love your beautiful blogs ...
and this enchanting rickshaw! I know it would love to live with my bamboo bicycle ... . which occasionally rests in my house as an amusing sculpture. . . Judith