Bicycle seat

August 18, 2014

Hotel for the night

August 15, 2014


August 12, 2014

The Somapuri Vihara stupa and temple complex at Paharpur was once the biggest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalaya and is now an important archeological site. We stayed at the Archeological Rest House inside the grounds and after they closed the gates at night – we had the place to ourselves.

Fully loaded van rickshaw

August 08, 2014

We wondered how they managed to get all of the baskets on top of the bike in the first place.

Bright colors

August 05, 2014

Many bikers wear dark colored clothing since it’s great for hiding dirt yet it also hides them when they are photographed from a distance.

A small red bicyclist pedaling through monumental scenery is a theme that I began shooting in the 1990’s. Other cyclists have since emulated this style, but why not try taking the idea further.

Gold and orange shirts also show up well against dark landscapes. These colors are better than red when taking close-up pictures of your cycling partner since too much red can overpower your image.

Early morning mist

July 30, 2014

Clay transporter

July 27, 2014

Clay is a heavy load yet still they are able to cycle carrying big loads of it on their van rickshaws.

Note: the van rickshaws frames have extra steel rebar reinforcing and the spokes are heavy duty – similar to motorcycle wheel spokes.

One more hill

July 24, 2014

Van rickshaw

July 21, 2014

Rickshaw chauffeurs in Bangladesh

July 18, 2014

Bangladeshi busses

July 14, 2014

Bangladeshi bus chauffeurs don’t worry about the paintwork getting scratched…

View over Khulna, Bangladesh

July 11, 2014

Kid on a bike

July 08, 2014

Camping in America (photo archive 2004)

July 04, 2014

Local traffic

July 01, 2014

Fun to see how much they can transport via van rickshaws but sometimes it was a bit ego deflating when they even managed to pass us.

Grace Johnson & Paul Jeurissen

In 2010 we set off on a multi-year cycle journey titled “Bicycling Around the World in search of inspiring cycle images”. The challenge will be to photograph the  diverse bicycle cultures, capture the experience of traveling by bike, and of course shoot new ‘Cycling Landscape’ images. You can follow our trip via this photo blog.


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The blog posts don’t follow our journey real time and are approximately a year behind our present location.


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