Friday, April 17, 2009

Bench of the week (4)...

Some of you may wonder why I have named this Bench of the week (4) when last week was number 2. The answer is simple: I got such a compliment from Anna-Lys in the comments, which in addition led to her own Bench of the week (3) that I couldn't with any respect use that name! So No. 4 it is.

My own growing interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, many others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one.

The present bench is also from the Arboretum and Botanical Garden here in Bergen. In this case they have combined "ready-made" wooden seats with not-so ready-made stones in an area which is more paved and elaborately laid out.

I have not made this into a meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. Give me a hint and I'll come visiting.

24 comments:

ANNA-LYS said...

:-D
You are a real playmate, or maybe a smart coach to push us ahead, and out in our lovely nature, instead of sitting infront of our computers.

Have a Lovely weekend!

((klemm))

ANNA-LYS said...

OK, You are the chairman ... or benchman ;-)

Malyss said...

Thank you for the link!It will be interesting to see benches from other countries. Mine are really very different from the ones of Paulie, and it will be funny to discover the norvegian kind.

Anne-Berit said...

Sånne benker skulle det vært flere av rundt om.Flotte bilder.

Abe Lincoln said...

All of my benches are old, plain and simple. I made them from leftover lumber at least 20-30 years ago.

I will try to remember to join you next Friday (the good lord willing and the creek don't rise) with my first bench picture. You are welcome to remind me.

I will publish it on http://abelincolnblogs.blogspot.com/ and not one of the other blogs.

Jeni said...

So simplistic, so plain, serene and yes, so beautiful.

Lew said...

The arboretum is a beautiful place! And your eye has caught small details of beauty hidden in plain site and probably ignored by most. I have enjoyed PERBs benches also. Marianne posted some benches on her Project 365 blog last year. I have a few scattered on my blogs, but offer this one for your viewing. I will enjoy following your finds.

Svein said...

Blir ekstra pent når blomstringen kommer igang bakom. Spennende plass dette. God helg.

oyvind said...

Awesome idea Rune, there are many lovely benches and spots out there. :)

Nice shots.

John said...

Fine og velkomponerte bilder.
Er det et nytt meme eller ?

Takk for kommentaren.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This looks like a sturdy bench. How clever! And what a good idea it is to post interesting benches when you find them. I really LOVED the one you posted recently made from what looks like a stump with seats for two or three. But I like this one too

RuneK said...

Det var en veldig flott benk, langt fra man til vanlig ser. Flotte bilder igjen Rune!

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Falk møbler selger ikke fuglebur, hehe, men kanskje man kan bestille kranbil der? :)

En riktig god helg til dere på andre siden av fjellet og takk for kommentarer. Fikk forresten litt hjelp av "Pia Sava" på siste bildet, så jeg fikk sopet inn noen kroner, hun veldig fotogen egentlig.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Like you Rune.. my interest in benches as grown because of your blogs... yours is very nice, as much for the uprights as the seating.

Tom

Mediterranean kiwi said...

beautiful - and what a lovely place to sit, so serene

Anne said...

Orginal og lekker!! Her bruker man det an har, og det er flott, blir mer naturlig og glir lettere inn i miljøet på denne måten!!

imac said...

This is a beauty Rune.

My friend you are invited to pop and see the latest built Steam Engine = The Tornado.

Wenche said...

Flott benk!! Likar slike litt "orginale" benkar. Flott komponert bilde.

ChrisJ said...

Benches are good! Especially for my poor old weary bones! These look good and sturdy.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Hi

I just posted a bench from our trip to the Rockies

david mcmahon said...

That wood is so smooth and shiny, Rune .... I see you must be on holiday, because there are no updates here.

Hope you had a great Easter.

GAWO said...

Denne benken har jeg også bilder av. Jeg syntes at den var så finurlig laget at jeg tenkte det kunne være greit å ha noen bilder dersom jeg ville lage en kopi. Men det blir vel med tanken...

PERBS said...

Now, that's an interesting bench also. I am happy tht you will be posting more on Fridays. I have so many, I don't even have to take any new photos for months to post one everyday on my blog! lolI look forward to Fridays on your blog.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great looking bench, I like how it uses the two rocks for its base.

Since Malyss visited my site a few weeks ago and introduced me to the world of benches through her blog, I have begun to notice benches more and more. I even featured one yesterday on Monochrome Monday.

I don't have a bench to post for this Friday, but I will visit and try to participate on a future Friday. I think it is a great idea. Cheers.

Barbara Martin said...

You may be starting a trend here, RuneE. Great photos of the bench, with an interesting way of setting it up.