Natalie Behring Photography

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Chinese workers build bicycles in the Flying Pigeon bicycle factory in Tianjin, China. At the forefront of the whole bicycle phenomenon in China is the trusty Flying Pigeon. Of all the bicycle logos in China today, the silhouette of a pigeon resting on the two letters FP is probably the best-known. The Flying Pigeon was the brainchild of a worker named Huo Baoji who presented his carefully crafted bike on July 5, 1950. The name Feige (literally 'flying dove') was originally chosen as an expression for peace amidst the raging war in Korea. However, the Chinese word gezi can be translated as either dove or pigeon.
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