In Pictures: China's Discarded Rental Bicycles
Mysterious works of art across China reveal a strange truth when seen up close
A rental bicycle that could be used to get from point A could be left at point B, for a nominal price. A concept as simple as riding a bike and probably a very lucrative idea too! At least that’s what many Chinese start-ups thought during a recent rental-bike boom, flooding cities like Beijing, Wuhan and Xiamen with the two-wheelers.
Why these companies then chose not to pick up all the bikes gathering at point B will remain their secret. What can no longer be hidden, however, is the thousands of colourful bicycles, which cluster to form mysterious works of art across the entire country.