Saturday, January 31, 2009

Through the gates. . .

You will have to click on and emlarge this one to see the benches in front of the driveway.

Bench at the Duck Pond

I was out and about early today. I found this bench (and many others)
at the Duck Pond on the Virginia Tech Campus.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lots of benches in one yard!

First, I saw these when walking the new route to see my friend, Myrl.

Then, a few steps further, they had more benches on the patio. I think they must love benches too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More benches from RuneE

He has two benches in beautiful settings on his blog today. Go HERE to see them. I am using a different computer and not sure if I linked this correctly so look for his post of January 28, 2009. You won't be sorry.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bench across street in neighbor's yard

I almost missed it because it was so long and next to the driveway.

I have been trying for two days to load another bench but it wouldn't laod so here is this oen.

A bench note of importance

This bench HERE is definitely a unique bench. RuneE linked us to it and I didn't want to lose it. I have never seen such a bench before and I probably never will. Thanks RuneE!

Gorgeous bench!!!!!

In order to see this one, please CLICK on it to see the detail. It is the most beautiful bench I ever saw! I saw it walking on the way to the care facility that my friend, Myrl, has been placed in now. The walk was about 2 and half miles off bus route but I enjoyed it as it was snowing lightly and I saw so many pretty things.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Looks like a bench . . . and

but maybe it's just a shelf. Sure isn't treasured!

You have seen this bench in the dark and snow covered. Now it's time to see its beauty. Look at that beautiful wood and the square knobs on top of the side arms! This is the one that sits in the little area of grass next to the street and facing the house!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I bet this is a gorgeous bench -- if only we could see it better!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Student school flip up bench

I remember using this kind of seat in school. They were neat because the seat flipped back. I am sure this is an antique.

ENLARGE it by clicking to see it better since the sun was shining directly on it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beautiful cream colored wooden bench

Looks like a beautifully made wooden bench that is well cared for. This is just one of the benches I found in a recent walk not far from my neighborhood. I live on 24th and I went up to 34th on the bus, got off and walked three blocks west on each block until I arrived back home. I found many benches! Thus, you will get to see them all over the next couple of weeks plus. (I don't know when I will put the benches on I found a couple weeks ago -- so many lovely bench finds! I am most fortunate.

Monday, January 19, 2009

2 Memorial Benches at Mortuary

These ornate benches sit on the porch entrance of a local mortuary. I walk past there all the time to get to a bus stop BUT I have never gone up on the porch before. Usually, I walk on the side of the building. I got brave/stupid and went up on the porch and took both shots and left quickly. They were in two different areas on the porch.

They are identical but because of the sunlight, they show up differently in color. Both have little memorial plaques on them.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another of Rune's benches in Norway

Rune had a couple of benches on his blog awhile ago that I had missed somehow. He reminded me of them. It was probably when I had trouble with posting and didn't get to everybody back then. Anyway, if you follow this clickable link, you will enjoy benches on each side of a statue.

There are two twin benches on platforms on each side of statue. Please leave me a note here too.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friend's bench in Georgia

Becky found a neat bench in Georgia and she is sharing it with me on her blog. Please take a look but let me know here that you saw it like the one below. It is on her Friday , january 16th post.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Present from Rune for my birthday. . .

My internet blog friend, Rune gave me a neat birthday present on his blog, "Visual Norway." He posted it on January 14th entry. If you are a bench lover, you will want to see it. Drop by and leave him a comment. It was such a nice surprise! Ü

Bench facing Mt. Hood on peninsula on Columbia River

On my walk today along the Columbia River, I walked from Wintler Park to Marine Park. Along the way, this small peninsula juts out into the river and this bench faces east where you have a wonderful view of Mt. Hood in Oregon on a clear day which it was!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stained glass bench . . .

Before Christmas, I went to a craft fair at the senior center. One lady had this gorgeous bench for sale. Of course, I had my camera with me and here it is! No, I did not buy it. . .

Monday, January 12, 2009

Along the Columbia River

There's a little platform to watch the river goings on from that is so cute! Not only does it include a raised platform but a bench to go with it! The builders co-ordinated the wood to match the platform wood. It is so inviting to go and sit there during any season even if nothing is happening on the river. Of course, after it has rained, you need to wipe the bench down a bit before sitting and in winter, when it snows, leave the sitting to the birds so the snow is undisturbed! Ü

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Metal chairs

These beautiful chairs are curved like some benches and I like their style so have decided to include them here also. I like the flower patern at the top especially.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tiny bench at wall

This bench used to be a part of the transit center downtown. Now that Turtle Place is going in there, it has been removed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bench at church

I went to a funeral right after Christmas and this bench was in front of the church. In fact, they had one on each side of the front door.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Twin wooden benches at mall

A new store came into the lower level of the Mall and they have a couple benches outside.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Seeing double . . .

When I saw these two benches, I got brave again and actually went up the steps of this business. Both have special ironwork. . . both are UNIQUE in their own way. Never saw a bench with purple slats before and the other one has that simple but ornate slat look for the back of the bench. AND look at the feet of those benches!!!!!!!! I think I got a neat one today!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another entrance bench

I took this recently but have no idea where I photographed it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Entrance benches

I am getting bolder. I walk around downtown and look into buildings thru their big picture windows. If I see a bench in the lobby, I go into the entrance, photograph the bench(s) and leave. Ü Mission accomplished! I found these two green benches inside such a business downtown -- one on each side of the entrance.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tall metal bench

I found this bench in the back yard of an assisted living apartment building in downtown. I have never seen such a tall bench ever! It doesn't look very comfortable -- maybe they have cushions to add in nice weather? At least, they have a bench!

Happy New Year!