Jul 24 2013 Wordless Wednesday: Hitching a ride Found this in our old family album. My dad and his big sister on a ‘New Henley’ motor cycle in Old Batavia, circa 1930. These bikes were made in Birmingham, England. Share this:SharePinterestLinkedInTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
What a special find Sylvia! And from such an exotic destination! (Had to google Batavia too 🙂 )
Thanks, Madhu. To me it is a very special photo indeed. 🙂
I love these old pictures from your family album
Thanks so much, Dallas. It was so interesting looking through them all. 🙂
Beautiful old photo and located in Batavia… love it.. 😀
Thanks, Bams. It’s such a special photo to have recently discovered. 🙂
What a lovely photo – must have missed that one! I don’t remember ever seeing it before! J
Yes, it’s very special. 🙂
Super cool bike … I always enjoy old photos. They show so much history.
Thanks so much, Issy. 🙂
it is a lovely sharp image
Yes, surprisingly so, I thought. 🙂
That is an awesome photo!
Thanks. I thought so too. 🙂
That is a cool, awesome bike. It’s always a refreshing , happy moment to look back on good old fun pictures. Have a great day.
Thanks so much, IT. Happy weekend to you and your family. 🙂
Duuuuuuuude this is an awesome shot … reminds me of the movie Motorcycle Diaries.
Thanks, TG. I didn’t see the movie, but it sounds great. 🙂
Love the photo of your dad and his sister ! I wish i had a bike like that ! // Maria 🙂
Thanks, Maria. 🙂
Lovely pic! I could just picture you on there, Ad. 🙂
Thanks, Jo. Yeah…..me too. 🙂
What an amazing picture – it’s so clear for an older one (they had brillaint cameras back then) 😀
Yes, it’s surprisingly clear isn’t it? It was quite a find. 🙂
Wow ! I would love a bike like that! I have a newer HD but that one is super cool!
An HD is super cool too, Phil. 😎
What an remarkable generation. Seems that adventuring is in your family genes!
Yes, Rebecca, they also had their dreams and aspirations. 🙂
That looks like a very big bike!
Yes, it does. I love it. 🙂
So sad that it takes us too long to get around to asking about stuff like this. I also put it off for too long, but my mom was not at all willing to talk about the days during the war. GREAT pic, though!! I have quite a few treasures like that. Amazing that they survived escape from Latvia and crossing to the USA….
I absolutely love motorcycles, too. To me they’re like the ultimate freedom machine. Hubby used to get so mad at me for refusing to wear the helmet and other gear. It seemed to defeat the purpose of riding one.
Yes, our family history can be so fascinating. I wish my dad had shared more about his childhood. I might have understood him better. 😕
I like that your aunt is driving. ;-). Very cool bike!
Thanks, Gemma. She really looks good on that bike. 🙂
My thumb is up & I’m ready to hitch a ride too 🙂
Looking through old family photos always makes me feel nostalgic – even if they are not those of my own family. I always enjoy glimpses into the past!
Yes, there’s definitely something magical about old B&W grainy photos. 🙂
I assume that it was your Granddad’s bike. Very smart for that time 🙂
No idea, I would like to think so, but maybe I’ll never know. 😦
I had to google Batavia! Your albums have real treasure.
Thanks, Gilly. Yes, I’m sorry I only found them now. I have lots of questions.
“B”, it is the number of vehicles in Jakarta until now… it is very historic photo.. You know the address of the place in the photo? I was willing to photograph the place in the picture now…. i think that place very different now.. ^_^
Thank you so much for your comment and the information, Adrian I’m afraid I don’t know exactly where the photo was taken, and sadly, my dad died a few years ago. Thank you for your offer though. I really appreciate your kindness. 🙂
Okey no problem… ^_^
I think the place in the photo is located in Menteng area, Jakarta. Menteng is a state housing officials and Soldier in the Dutch period.
Maybe you could do a blog about this area, with some photos? 😕
okey. God willing (insyaallah), I will be doing coverage in Menteng. To treat you miss to Indonesia .. hehehe
You’re a star. 🙂
What a fun picture, ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. I think it’s a very sweet photo. 🙂 Hugs.
What a magnificent photo! I absolutely love it! Hope all is well with you! 🙂
Hugs Paula xxx
Hello my friend. 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment and the hugs. All is well with me. How are you doing without your dear llamas? Hugs, Sylvia. xxx
I felt a bit teary on the weekend when I went to the farm to do some work. But, I’ve heard Margie is once again following Teco-Boy and that’s a good thing! She’s still looking for a way out of the paddock. But in time she will settle. They don’t really won’t me to come visit just yet as it may upset her too much.
Huge hug.Paula xxx
Hugs back to you Paula. Happy weekend. xx
You too!! Xxxx
Wonderful photo from the past.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Oh Boy..if you only still had the bike… it would be worth a fortune… a friend of mine had an old BSA..not as old as this.. it was in beautiful condition.. when he died the family put it on auction.. it reached nearly R 100 000 would love to know what this one would have reached…
That’s a lot of money for an old bike, but I guess it’s because there are many still around in good condition. I wish I could have my dad back to ask him more about the bike; where the photo was taken, and if it was owned by someone in the family. 🙂
My sister has our old family albums, but I hope to get them. Good find!
Yes, you must look through them, Frank. Old family photos are so precious, and only now do I realise it. 🙂
I am surprise to see a little generator attached to the front wheel ( I think that is what it is). I thought it was only used for bicycles.
Yes, you could be right. I know nothing about motorbikes though. 🙂
for sure nice to have a big sister like her!
Yes, I think so too. 🙂
Lovely bike and photo AD! 😀
Thanks, Sonel. 🙂
Wow, those were great bikes!
It looks like a bit of all right to me, newsy. 🙂