05 May 2010

Donut Stop?

blue bike at Dunkin Donuts
It seems that I am endlessly amused by the sight of a bike in front of Dunkin' Donuts. But you'll agree, this blue beauty looks good there. I've seen her elsewhere in Cambridge, such a pretty bike gets noticed.

blue ladies bicycle

13 comments:

portlandize.com said...

I think all the Dunkin' Donuts in this part of the country have gone out of business, but I agree, it would be funny to see bikes outside them. Kind of like going to IKEA or Walmart or something here, which are way outside of the main part of the city, and don't usually attract the stereotypical bikey crowd :)

Laura PARING DOWN said...

We still have one here about a mile away from home.

That is a beautiful blue!!!

:) Laura

Dennis said...

Ok...it doesn't have the same panache as a cappuchino and croissant at the local cafe but perhaps spinning a few miles is a pretty good excuse for an indulgence anyway!

Dennis said...

Also....Charlotte, you have a fine photographic eye but that top photo of the old Dutch just totally blows me away!!

MamaVee said...

portlandize- Dunks are the northeasts Starbucks ( before starbucks took over the nation. They are all over in boston. We ( mostly) love our dunks.

I hope to be biking the box bike to pick up one of those Box O Joe's for a PTO luncheon next week ;-). Shall I take a pic for you?

Charlotte said...

Dennis - thank you!

MamaVee - would you please? I'd be so amused! :)


Dunkin' Donuts was a bad word when I lived in Boulder, CO but now it's such a part of the fabric of my Boston life. We had to visit the DD we saw in Lima, Peru just to say we did.

somervillain said...

no offense to the DD lovers, but i've never understood the popularity of DD. they've spread like wildfire and i just don't get it.

anyway, yeah, the bike against the DD backdrop is a strange juxtaposition.

Charlotte said...

somervillan - my appreciation stems from my understanding of the Bostonian psyche - it's like loving the Sox for 80 losing years, or embracing the ridiculously long winters, allowing MassHoles to drive, or the consistently bad (but always in the same way) coffee at Dunkin Donuts... It's part of the urban, gritty, stoic character of this city. Let other parts of the country have their trendy coffee - Massachusetts wants none of that. I do find that it's jus de chausettes or, as Ani diFranco sang "the coffee is just water dressed in brown" but the experience? That's 100% Boston.

Steve R said...

4 DD on the Northeastern campus. I'm a tea drinker. Don't give me the overpriced "gourmet" stuff at the Good Pain, (and don't even get me started on the junk that passes for tea at Starbucks); DD's is actually better quality tea! (And this, from a guy who goes through a quarter-kilo of good single-estate assam every month!)

Fantastic shots of a lovely blue bike!

Velouria said...

Cool, that bike is a Gazelle customised by Jolly Bike. I so wish they were still in business.

m e l i g r o s a said...

that bike is awesomeeeeeee

Dottie said...

That's a hilarious picture. Cycling does work up a donut appetite :)

Christa said...

Nice!