Friday, April 27, 2012

La Flâneur

Velo Flâneur is all about cycling culture, cycling history and the cult of hardcore road cycling. And we are now offering Tee Shirts from their Summit Collection. Find them now on the Bouré website!

The Alpe d'Huez

The Coal Bank-Molas

From Wikipedia:
The term flâneur comes from the French masculine noun flâneur—which has the basic meanings of "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", "loafer"—which itself comes from the French verb flâner, which means "to stroll". Charles Baudelaire developed a derived meaning of flâneur—that of "a person who walks the city in order to experience it". Because of the term's usage and theorization by Baudelaire and numerous thinkers in economic, cultural, literary and historical fields, the idea of the flâneur has accumulated significant meaning as a referent for understanding urban phenomena and modernity.

The Ultimate Flâneur, Salvador Dali

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