Sunday, January 31, 2010

Old worn bench?????

I don't know if this was originally a bench but it looks like it is being used as one now. I wonder what the myseterious hole in it was for? There was no explanation near it but it was in the naval Museum in Bremerton. You know me . . . if there is a possibility that it might be a bench, I take a photo of it!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bench on child's ship

This was in the Bremerton Naval Museum upstairs. I couldn't residt taking a photo of it and wished I had a small grandchild to be there sitting on that bench! Unfortunately, the grandchild that was with my son and I was 17!

Friday, January 29, 2010

2 long benches at soccer building downstairs

Found these long benches snooping around on the lower level of the soccer building where my grandsons play soccer.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bremerton Bench #2

This bench looks like yesterday's . . . almost! Found it on the pier at Bremerton, WA.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bremerton Bench #1

It was found on the shore in Bremerton near the ferry landing.Tomorrow, there will be one almost like it -- just one noticeable difference.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chain saw benches at 2 grandsons soccer building

This bench was probably made by the same person that was at our Clark County Fair with his chain saw benches. My son's family could hardly wait for soccer night to show it to me. Then I showed them the ones I had taken photos of that were similar from the Clark County Fair in August. . . This is a beautiful one too!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Foot Ferry Benches

You can see this a little better if you enlarge it -- it is near the stairway down where there are more benches to sit on.
Don't you just love these benches? Life vests for children and adults are stored under the benches. . .

There are two levels to ride on the ferry inside. I was trying not to take photos where people were sitting so just got a few examples of the long benches to sit on indoors on the ferry between Port Orchard and Bremerton.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

End table benches

It looks like these benches have little table "ärms" for people's coffee, etc. There were many of these in the Naval Water Park in front of the Bremerton Naval Shipyard. These are just three of them.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stool Benches

Some may not call these benches but since they are so wide, I choose to call them chair benches.

Yes, it was another rainy day. . . what else is new in the Pacific Northwest? Yes, they are all the same set. My camera was having problems and I did not know if they came out properly so uploaded them all so you get a triple blessing in viewing them!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wavy rock benches

My son told me these are used as benches too! They are located in Bremerton near the Naval Museum by the shipyard in a beautiful park which provides many benches and waterfalls.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ferry benches on deck

I spotted these beautiful benches outdoors when I was riding the ferry to Bremerton. If it hadn't been raining, that's where I would have loved to sit!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rectangle of benches in park

This rectangle formation of benches was in a skate board area of a park near son's home in Port Orchard. The area also serves as a basketball court and is near a soccer field, a train ride and a picnic area.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Two views make the difference . . . bench!

This is a simple but interesting bench and one I would enjoy owning if I had a garden spot for it. . .
but what really makes this bench is the construction -- look from the side to see how the bench is stabilized. I love it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Benches in Gig Harbor, Washington

While I was visiting son and family,we went to COSTCO for some groceries and free food sampling too! On the way home, I yelled for Amy to stop the car -- I just HAD TO HAVE a photo of those unique benches. . . She pulled around the corner and this is what I got. It was worth it, don't you think? They sure are long and narrow.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Along the Columbia River. . .

These benches have a great view looking towards the Columbia River and Portland, Oregon. They are weathered but sturdy and a welcome sight to river watch.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rocker Bench with no cushion

They probably took the cushion off the rocking bench for the winter weather.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bench #4 at Train Station in Vancouver

These two benches are outside in case someone arrives early before the station is open OR if they want to sit in the sunshine and wait for the train. The weather shows the wear and tear on them but they are still useful.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bench #3 at Train Station in Vancouver

These are the newer benches in the Train Depot in Vancouver. Lots of room for a crowd to sit and wait for their train. . .

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bench #2 at Train Station in Vancouver

The lady selling tickets told me this bench in the middle is their oldest bench from original station. I didn't ask her how long ago the station was opened. It's a beautiful long bench!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bench at Train Station in Vancouver

Doesn't this look most comfortable?

Today is my birthday so I am out of town celebrating with my son and his family. . .

Monday, January 11, 2010

Snowy ledge bench

Some would just call this a ledge but if you needed to sit and rest during your walk, it would serve as a welcome bench!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Another bench in antique store window

A small upholstered bench covered with clutter in antique store window.

A better photo of it with some of the clutter moved off and no glare. Notice the detail and shape of the top right side. It was hiding in the first photo. Isn't it a unique little bench?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snowy benches downtown

These are on the corner of 8th and Main. Photos taken on our first day of snow the winter of 2009-10.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Benches #2 at Olive Garden Restaurant

These beautiful benches are all in front of Olive Garden on 164th in Vancouver. I sat on one and it is very comfortable. They look a bit worn but they aren't -- that's just the style. It is at a new restaurant in east Vancouver.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bench at Olive Garden Restaurant #1

Took a friend out for lunch at Olive garden and they ahd these benches inside for not only waiting customers when it is really busy BUT to keep the menus stored inside, the manager told me. I believe her sicne I know her from my church. I only took a photo of one but they had 6 of these. BTW, their potato soup is wonderful. I had three bowls!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bench in the Snow

Bench at a local park.

Another snowy bench in a yard during our first snowfall.

It was placed near the swing set so those watching the kids play could relax. It's a small bench that has beautiful arm ironwork.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bench at Stewart Glen on Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

I love how the snow has covered this bench at the beginning/end of trail.Did you notice the little snowman someone had left for me to photograph?