Bikes. Bikes are everywhere over here in Italy. Not as many as in the Netherlands, but a LOT. I love seeing them and I am slightly obsessed with them. I have this idyllic image in my head of owning a cute cruiser bike with a basket on the front. I can ride to the store and buy flowers or a baguette to be perfectly displayed in the basket for my ride home. I mean cute right? My back-to-reality husband has more than once informed me this is not realistic. I would hardly use this adorable bike and it would just sit gathering dust in our garage. Well, hypothetical garage because our current U.S. residence is a PO Box and a storage unit. It's okay though, realism or not, I can enjoy the bikes while here in Europe and daydream about mine. Here is a small and certainly not all-inclusive collection of bikes I have spotted and adored in Europe over the last few years. A great excuse to go through old pictures!