A Giant Bicycle Cemetery

Chinese photographer Wu Goyun has become famous for his series of works “No Places” dedicated to unclaimed public bicycles in Chinese cities. He took pictures of bicycle cemeteries using a drone.

Chinese photographer Wu Goyun has become famous for his series of works “No Places” dedicated to unclaimed public bicycles in Chinese cities.


About 50-60 years ago, China was called the "bicycle kingdom." This transport was then an important part of the life of the inhabitants, which was given for the holidays. But it all ended when the automotive industry began to develop.


Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

Bicycles in the country were remembered before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The authorities have created a giant network of rental bikes. Gradually cycling appeared in other cities. Billions of dollars have been attracted to the industry, and by 2015 it reached gigantic proportions. After a couple of years, authorities again imposed restrictions on bicycles, and most sharing startups fell apart. Unclaimed transport began to be stored in bicycle cemeteries.

Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

And in 2018, Wu Guoyun began to do a series of works of these abandoned places, and this caused a resonance in society. Authorities have changed their approach to bike rental for the better. Processing of damaged bikes was arranged, and the number of unclaimed bikes decreased. By the end of 2018, most of the bicycle graveyards depicted in the photo had disappeared.

The “No Places” project showed that the best idea related to protecting the environment or promoting a healthy lifestyle, but not thought out to the end, can lead to disastrous consequences.
Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

Amazing giant bicycle cemeteries

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