Thursday, April 30, 2009

#4 Yet another bench from Elaine's visit to the Netherlands

"From atop the walls of the castle De Burcht, this bench looks like a creature from the Mesozoic Age." Elaine

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

#3 bench from the Netherlands from Elaine

"Pedestrians using the footpath along the Vecht River between
Nieuwersluis and Loenen can rest on this bench." Elaine

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bench #2 from Elaine visiting Netherlands

"Each year, 7 million bulbs are planted in the Keukenhof gardens near Lisse, NL, for the annual flower show. This bench is a front row seat to a few of them. "

This is another bench from my teacher friend, Elaine.

More mesh benches

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bench from a teacher friend's trip to the Netherlands #1

My friend. Elaine, shared these with me from her recent trip. I will have one a day for several days.

"Doubling as a plant stand, this bench faces a canal in Leiden, NL.."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another Interesting back on bench

It almost looks like little footballs on the back of this bench. I love the back wooden frame. The thin arms match the legwork. I don't remember where I took this but I think it was on a porch at a business that was located in an old house.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bench at Water Resource Center

The bench is just one of the many ordinary ones you see around the city but in this scenic area, it looks like a marvelous place to sit for a spell.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Picnic Table benches

I usually would not include this type of bench because most are connected to the table but these stand alone and have END benches too! Not a bit of wasted space at that table!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bench at Denny's Restaurant in Portland, Oregon

I ate lunch over there and of course I had my camera with me!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Double mall bench

At the entrance of one of our Malls.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Harbor bench at Jantzen Beach

I took Flat Stanley over to Oregon to visit and was rewarded with this neat bench in an arbor.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Curved Cement Bench

I found this bench most unusual. . .

Friday, April 17, 2009

Long Worn Bench on Salmon Creek Trail

My friend and I stopped along our walk on this trail for a breather. It is so worn that some of the slats don't have any paint.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tiny bench by Daffodils

Found in someone's yard . . . just big enough to enjoy the flowers!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

6 Tall benches around the tree

I usually walk on the other side of the street when I visit my friend, Myrl. This week, I decided to try the other side of the street and just as I was going to cut across to catch a bus on a side street, I spotted these! I could not believe how one can miss 6 benches just by walking across the street. . . probably, I was so tired by time as I went to see Myrl, walking up and down hills and BACK TOO that I just headed straight for the bus. It was a neat discovery that day. I wonder if just one or two people sit there and move around depending on the sun or something. They certainly could have a group chatting to all.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another BEAUTIFUL condo bench

Walking past soem condominimums, I spotted this one last Saturday. I love the design on the back AND the bench underneath! It's one I would buy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Small green bench in antique store

I was on my way to a Friday night art show downtown when I spotted this in an antique shop. I can just imagine it in a little flower garden. . .

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bench in art studio

Saw this in an art studio last week when all the art shows were receiving visitors. It is downtown. I actually asked a lady if she would get up so I could take a photo of this bench! Can you believe it???? Me, this shy person normally has gone crazy! It isn't even that beautiful a bench. . .

Friday, April 10, 2009

Homemade benches at Water Resource Center

I read on a sign that these two benches were made expressely for this place that educates the public about water resources and its environment. Notice that one piece of stone fits into the carved out edge of the other. Very original!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bench at Art Show

Saw this beautiful bench at one of the Art places downtown.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tiny bench for one

Saw this little one at a condo near the river.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Observation Tower benches at ground level

I imagine these benches are for larger groups of people maybe taking a tour today of the old Kaiser Shipyards. They are on the ground before you go up to the third floor observation tower.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Observation Tower tiny bench

I found this on the third floor of the observation deck in the Kaiser Shipyard by the boat ramp. I have lived here 24 years and never climbed it before this weekend. I suppose it is for those who, after climbing three sets of stairs, might need to pause for a moment.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Two benches -- "inside and out"

I was walking in an area of town near the railroad station because I have a Flat Stanley visiting me from North Carolina and I was giving him the tour of the city. I saw this pretty bench outside this building so I took a photo with the name of the building first.

Then I took a close up of it. . . and when I got closer I saw a bench inside the building so I got my brave face on and tried to open the door but it was locked. That didn't stop me. I was trying to look through the glass doors to see how I could take it through the window like I have done a million times WHEN a lady comes to the door, unlocks it and asks what I am doing? I wanted to run but I had the guts to tell her I wanted to take a photo of the bench inside and she allowed me to come in and take it. She even offered to remove the cushion. I said not to as I liked it that way.

So, this is what I risked my neck for last Monday! Was it worth the embarrasement? YES!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it divine?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Victorian bench in antique store window

When I saw this, I had to take a photo even if it was through the window.

There is another bench here at RuneE's site that is really special too. Take a look at it!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sad shape bench

With graffiti on this one, it looks like no one cares BUT if you were tired and needed a rest, you would be glad it was there. It is at the beginning of the park called Leverich.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Single bench on trail

I walked the Ellen B. Davis trail last Monday. It is not a paved trail and very narrow. BUT the thing it did have was a bench. . . it was small, but what a view for such a small bench!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Detailed plastic garden benches

Would be a nice place to sit on a summer day. . .