Friday, April 24, 2009

Bench(es) of the week (5)

This week's benches are not from out of doors. Rather, I stumbled over this trio in one of the shopping centres in Bergen Thursday. All the vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, in combination with the hard sunlight through the window caught my attention. Together with the curves of and in the seats they brought me into "photographic mode" and I grabbed my trusty Panasonic that is always hanging in my belt. I hope I have managed to convey some of the futuristic feeling it gave me.

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.

21 comments:

Malyss said...

Beautyful study of different kinds of lines and perspective! and the benches are quite unusual..(and must I say that I posted a bench today?..:-)) )

Jeni said...

A pretty -and very cool, futuristic -view of those benches. They look inviting in a cool, crisp kind of way.

Abe Lincoln said...

Is that plywood bent and then plywood on top. It reminds me of spruce. Nice photos. I really like the benches.

Such wonderful places, so different from where I have lived. The Hamlet of Gordon, Ohio is where I was born and raised and it is how small hamlets used to be and this one still exists.

The Hamlet of Gordon

GMG said...

Hi Rune! Great shot; beautiful benches! And the sun was shinning; something i missed when in June 1980 I was in Bergen: 4º Celsius...
Wonderful sky watch post!

After the green, Blogtrotter entered the old town... ;)
Enjoy and have a great weekend! I’m going to be busy at the Music Fest (Bach’s legacy… ;))

GMG said...

Sorry; I should have said June 1981... Those English and German friends are starting to attack... ;))

imac said...

Great work here Rune, love the shapes and shadows

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Wenche said...

Nok ein gong flotte benker. Likte godt linjene. Ha ei flott helg!

Barbara Martin said...

Stylish lines in your benches today, RuneE. I have joined you today with a bench photo I found in one of my favourite places.

Lew said...

Nicely captured! The setting is similar to the IKEA building we visited Friday. The cafe is on the second level and has a glass wall facing outdoor seating on a patio. The outside was closed (and would have been cool with the wind). Thanks for comment on our skies. Actually, the rain was nice as this area is behind on rainfall for the year. What was not nice about the storms that passed through was the cold and wind. On Friday we had late May warmth - very enjoyable.

lynnwiles said...

Wonderful shadows and lines and yes, very futuristic.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very interesting lines and shadows in your shot. The benches are really great looking and very sturdy looking. They do look like plywood.

Marie said...

Fleire flotte innlegg i det siste!

Løvetannknoppen er berre heilt fantastisk!

God helg :)

Anne said...

Utrolig stilig og så praktisk når bordene er runde også. Her bare må spises runde boller ja...

Ta deg en tur innom hos meg, det er måse disco på gang :-))

Phoenix C. said...

What a great idea! I love these benches - wonderful photo.

I will try and join in - I'm not very good at remembering to do things on certain days, but will attempt to!!

Marka said...

I really like how you've managed to capture the curve of the benches along with the contrasts between light and shadow on those benches.

Dick said...

Great work, I like the lines in the picture.
I wonder what kind of wood it is.

VALKYRIEN said...

Å du for noen stilige bilder! Lekre linjer! ....men er de gode å sitte på?

John said...

Flotte og velkomponerte bilder.
Meget bra dybde i begge to.

Ida said...

Veldig flotte linjer og effekter her.
Flott fotografert! :)

Lagunen?

Katney said...

We have two whole weeks of benches going on over at the group blog Pic-a-theme. http://picatheme.blogspot.com/

PERBS said...

The shadows are terrific and unique shaped benches too! You really lucked out. I will connect this one to my bench blog also.