Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bench at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon

They have a variety of these long benches all along the Willamette River in Waterfront Park. (Taken in July.)

Bench at Lightrail Station in Portland, Oregon

Not only do I like the color of this bench but the interesting back X ironwork. The curved sidearms make it elegant also. Nice comfortable bench to wait for the lightrail train.

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Recycled Fair" bench

The lady that recycled this bench, painted dots on everything she recycled. It made it look new again but not a bench I would enjoy having in my yard.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Adjustable benches at Farmers Market

This is not the same vendor that made the bench I bought at the Farmers Market but yet another one who sells his craft there. Some of the benches are adjustable. They can be flat for severall people or adjusted like a lounge chair for one. As you can see, they are able to roll them to put away or bring back out in nice weather. If I had room, I might have bought one of these also. Ü

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bench at a park on Burnt Bridge Creek Trail walk

Part of the trail goes through a park that has a playground and also soccer fields. This old bench was near the playground.There is also a picnic table with benches. . .

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail rest station benches

They have nice picnic table benches at this rest station by Devine St., the last loop of the trail if you started at Stewart Glen or the first one if you started off Burton Road and 87th St. There is a drinking fountain and restrooms too. It is a welcome place for the person who has walked the 8 miles like I did last week.

Bench at Pearson Airpark

Caught this one on the walking tour before the Lantern Tour to the Fort.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Benches at re-enactment of early days at Fort Vancouver

I recently went to this activity at the Fort. Later on, as it got darker and inside the fort buildings, they used lanterns along the way which was kinda neat. These are jsut some simple benches they ahd along the path in case someone needed to rest.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bench in antique store window. . .

If the cushion was placed on this correctly, it would be a beautiful bench to own. Since it is all catawampus, one can see the wooden structure that makes up the back so maybe it was a blessing in disguise?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pink bench . . .

Saw this on the Friday Artwalk -- I am sorry it is a bit blurry also. I can hardly wait to take my classes in October at the photo shop to find out what I am doing wrong. Anyway, it looked soft and inviting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another bench at Jantzen Beach near the historical display window

You can read about this display window near the bench on my blog post from September 12th.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beautiful heart ironwork bench at Design Consign --#3 for Friday Challenge

I don't know how comfortable this one is but it sure is beautiful. It is too bad that there is so much clutter in the background to distract from the bench ironwork detail. It is a bit blurry when enlarged so I would not suggest you do that to see it better. I still like the bench. . . just have to get the photographer (me) a few lessons on how to take photos that aren't blurry.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bench link I ran across. . .

I saw a neat bench that reminded me of some of the ones I saw in Portland when I was on a walk there last summer. Please check out this bench I could not directly link to that days post. It is under the September 12th post. Enjoy!

Setee bench at Divine Consign --#2

I realize that these two photos are out of focus but I am posting them anyway in case I never get back to the store. I wish I had taken good photos of it because it is so beautiful.

I wonder if you added a pillow at both ends, if you could stretch out on it with your feet up?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bench at Divine Consign store - #1

I spotted this bench in a consignment store. (Yes, it was the same place I found the mini bench and others.) It was covered in pillows and I wanted to take a photo of it, so I removed them and got a double blessing. . .
This is what it looked like and I fell in love with it and wanted to buy it although I really have no place to put it -- have to squeeze in the bench I bought at the Farmers Market as it is! THEN, I noticed that the seat was removable so I pulled it up to see if it folded or something like my bench at home does and found out it had . . .
a reversible seat with cushions built in! Isn't it a neat bench?

I went home that night after the Art Walk downtown and thought and thought of how I could bring yet another bench home. I really had no room for it BUT I loved it! I considered using part of the money I have saved to either fix my computer or get a new one. . . THEN, I went back to the store the next day and looked at it again and took the above photo because I had blurred the last one (I am really good at blurring photos with my new camera. . . sigh)

I took the pillows off again and looked it over really well and then I found that on the left side (facing the bench) it had a split piece of board near the top and would be weak and certainly not worth 200 plus dollars when they added the tax on.

I said goodbye to a bench I wish I could have brought home with me. . . :o(

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two more benches at the hospital

This bench was on the path to the hospital where I went to have a blood test. It is certainly simple but very useful and had a garden of flowers and shrubbery on both sides to view while resting.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Waterfall benches by hospital

I had an appointment to go get some bloodwork done at the hospital and the wing near where I had to go has this just outside -- Isn't the waterfall beautiful? Ok, so that is not a bench but it was near the benches I photographed for this post so here they are:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Benches for entertainment after "Hands Across the Bridge" event

Most people brought their own lawn chairs for the concert that would last all afternoon. I didn't attend that part that followed the "Hands across the Bridge" ceremony (read about it on my main blog) as I ahd errands to do. I caught these walking around ebfore the event actually started on the stage before the bridge ceremony.

<Ok, ok, so this one isn't quite a bench. . . but I liked it anyway and thought it was unique.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My smallest bench so far . . . for Rune's Friday challenge

I was browsing with my camera in a consignment store when I spotted this little bench. IF I had a place to put it, I might have bought it. Instead, I just took photos.

As you can see the price was under 50 dollars but one slat on the back of the bench needs repair also.
Yes, I took the old folks off the bench so I could take a photo of it. Don't worry! I put them back.

St. John's Road bus stop bench

I had to catch the bus on a route I don't use frequesntly and noticed that someone had put out a bench near the bus stop sign. It's an old bench but the ironwork is terrific! I was surprised that the landowner would care about providing a bench where one ususally had to stand to wait for the bus because they certainly don't care about their lawn. . .

Addendum: I walked past there today on a hike and the bench is gone! I am glad I got a photo while it was there. I wonder what happened to it? Here is what it looked like one week after I took the photo for this blog:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another Target store bench

I had occasion to walk behind Target Monday and spotted this bench. It is similar to the red ones in style but not color that they had that I have posted before from the store in Hazel Dell.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Benches at local Dairy Queen

I took a couple of friends out to eat here and was surprised to see their bright orange benches. The longer one is one to wait at if all the tables are full. The others, as you can see, are at the tables for customers to enjoy their ice cream treat or a hamburger, etc.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Intricate backing bench

I can see different designs of the ironwork on the back. . . BUT it is the legs I especially like on this particular bench I discovered recently.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another rose bench with shadow

The shadow makes this bench interesting!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Benches at Fish Hatchery

Both stone and wooden benches in a variety of shapes and sizes. . . the last one, you need to CLICK on to enlarge to see the bench in the shadows below the window of the underground fish pond. Did you notice that two of them were like benches at the waterfalls area?