Saturday, October 31, 2009

Portland Individual Bus benches

I was rather surprised to see single seating benches at a bus stop but these sure look comfortable.

My friend in France has a blog dedicated to benches as I do. Please drop over to BENCHES ON MY WAY and see her neat benches too!.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wide double -sided benches for Rune's challenge

These are on 6th Street in downtown Portland. Definitely lots of room for sitting! Don't you love the shape of them?

I like this shadow!
I don't know what happened to the one leg. . . OOPS! I see part of my shadow.

My friend in France has a blog dedicated to benches as I do. Please drop over to BENCHES ON MY WAY and see her neat benches too!.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chair benches

These chairs are made in the slat style of benches so I include them also and call them benches for one!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stone Planter benches do double duty!

I almost missed these in a doorway.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Green bus shelter bench

I have never seen a green one before. . .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stone and wood bench

A bench with advertisitng on it. Something I used to see in all big cities.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autumn Bench

This was taken a couple of weeks ago the the Duck Pond.
A great place to go - LOTS of benches!

Bench in Chinatown in Portland

I was walking from 6th street where I found lots of benches and walked past this one in Chinatown. It's a nice bench and I really like the side of it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Double treat bench! for Rune's challenge

Don't you just love the style of those circular arms? Did you notice the seat is slanted for comfort also? This man . . .
is so into writing in his notebook that he doesn't see all the pigeons on the street beside him.

A closer look at one of them. It did not want me to take its photo and kept moving about wildly. . .

Maybe the man on the bench is ignoring their begging for treats? They almost didn't move for the MAX train that passed shortly after I took the photo. Do you see the tracks for it in the middle photo?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Green metal bench

Nice looking benches if I do say so myself. Glad I found a few of them empty!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blue iron strip bench

I rather liked this colorful bench. Air circulates because the iron strips are spaced. It is big enough to have people sitting on both sides!
I hope the man didn't mind that I took his photo -- I did not know I would find an empty one too! This shows how big they are with room to sit in both directions.

Did you notice the shadow from the bench?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Semi-circle bench by art sculpture

I looked for a description or name of some kind for the art work but could find none. See the bench to the right? While I was there, people got up and left and others came. It must be a popular bench to take a breather.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bench at hospital in Vancouver

I saw this bench when I went for my blood test. A lady that was there for information told me to go try it out. It was super soft! Then she told me to sit on the ends that I thought were armrests . . . and they were even more comfortable! That's the waterfall outside that I featured with other benches a short while back. . .

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Pioneer Courthouse Square" benches #4 for Rune's challenge

Look what I saw when I looked down on the basement floor!!!!!!!! Aren't they the most graceful benches you ever saw?

What are these benches circling? This!

A bunch of small fountains in a pond and some plants in the center of all! You will see a better view of the fountains from one of the posts of upper floor benches I post on another day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Pioneer Courthouse Square" benches #3

Yet, another type of bench at the shopping center. They look rather regal, don't you think? These are more square on edges unlike the curved ones in another post.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bench at the Lake

I was going through some old photos and found this one from last February.
Taken at Claytor Lake State Park.
Sit here and you have a great view of the Lake!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Pioneer Courthouse Square" benches #2

Not all the benches like this style had the short baords in rows.

Most had long curved boards.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pioneer Courthouse Square bench #1

Friday, I got brave and learned how to take the Max train to downtown Portland to a place called "Pioneer Courthouse Square." It's a shopping center near the historical courthouse. It had many, many benches and these are just two of this style that I found on the 4 different floors of the shopping center. Isn't this clever to "wrap the benches around the pillar? Great use of space!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Consignment store bench

Enlarge this one to see the beautiful ironwork on the front too!

Oh! How I wanted to bring this bench home and I would have IF I had room for it. Of course, I could not find the price on it either. . . so maybe it is just as well. . . The cushions are very soft but sturdy and the ironwork is to die for! I saw this from sidewalk through the opened door while walking around downtown for the Art Walk on the First Friday of this month. Of course, I had to take a break from other types of art to see this work of art!!!!!!!

Covered wagon bench at Old Apple Tree Celebration

At the Old Apple Tree celebration, they had a stagecoach to represent the time period when the tree was first planted. I just knew there had to be a bench inside it!

Nope, not from this side. . .

Could be used to sit on but not a bench here either!

Not this side . . .

Aha! There it is. . . do you see it?

Let me get closer. . . YUP! That's an old bench!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Small but sturdy bench . . .

It is in a pretty place when the flowers are blooming. . . not so much now. (I don't know what that metal is under it -- maybe it used to hold a sign near the bench once upon a time. . .

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bench in bank yard for workers' breaks. . .

Stone might seem uncomfortable but I tried it out and it was not bad in warm weather. It is a nice little flower garden spot away from the building and more than a couple people can take advantage of them at a time. Others were used for sculpture instead of seating. . .

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dressing room bench

Went shopping the other day and had to try something on so I could not resist taking a photo of the bench in the dressing room!