Friday, May 29, 2009

Bench of the week (10)

I found this bench when I was out walking last week-end. It is a couple of kilometres from our summer cottage and close by the local road. As you can see from the picture below it is part of an ornamental garden that among other things includes a small bridge, but at the same time fits in with the local natural environment.

Sitting there is also the perfect place for watching the sunset in the summer.

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.

29 comments:

PERBS said...

At first, I thought the bench was "lost in the woods" somewhere. . . turns out, it is in a neat place. I would certainly make use of it watching sunsets. . .

I will get my Friday bench posted shortly. Got to hunt thru my folder of them to find a special one for Friday.

Phoenix C. said...

This looks like it would be a really interesting route walking up to the bench!

Jeni said...

My first thought on looking at the top picture of the bench was that it looks like it is perched there very precariously. In the lower picture, I don't get that sense from it though. But I liked the little arched bridge visible in the background too on the lower photo. Anyway you cut it though, both photos are great shots and as usual, I wouldn't want to ever try to decide which of all your photos I like the best! I just would never be able to make a decision about something like that!

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful image and great place to simply be and watch. Enjoy!

Lara said...

I am upset, because this can be a great meme, but for me it would be so difficult to take part: too less nice benches here! in the meantime, I totally enjoy your photos!

Lew said...

The bench by the high road! Beautiful setting for a small garden.

Anne said...

Flott et landskap rndt der, typisk norsk kyst. Vakker benk også, og sikkert litt av en utsikt fra den der også.

Jeg!! jeg har en klar til neste fredag, å ja...

Dina said...

That's what I like in Europe, benches in the countryside, often at strategic lookout spots. Israel has a lot to learn about this.

Malyss said...

I like your first picture; It makes the imagination works: where is that bench, what can we see from there?..then we discover the whokle scenery, a quietful place, with a large view.Nice way for a discovering.

ArneA said...

Her kan du sitte i egne tanker
helt til en annen på stien vanker
og ønsker så vel å sette seg ned
for selv å oppleve tankenes fred

:)

Anne-Berit said...

Så idyllisk ut der.En fin plass å ta en pust og nyte omgivelsene.

Heges fotoblogg said...

Jeg skulle ikke hatt noe imot å sitte på den benken og nyte utsikten. Tenke på alt og ingenting og nyte solen i ansiktet :-)

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful photos of perception, RuneE. My benches do not have the charm yours does.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Der oppe er det nok god utsikt antar jeg, flott benk og nydelig natur. God helg Rune!

Malyss said...

Thank you so much for your very nice comment!
( Sorry about the wine, I'll try not to forget it next time!...Ü)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

The First Picture Is Great..I Can Feel The Real Peace..Great

Leni Qinan said...

I think you should take care when you get up from the bench... looks like it's a very steep place, but the sight must be breathtaking.

The Things We Carried said...

I like the angle and the charming red gate to enter the area where the bench waits to give one a rest. I never have tiome enough to visit all you post, and I am never disappointed when I visit!

VALKYRIEN said...

Flotte bilder - og veldig koselig sted! Et sted jeg fikk lyst til å rusle rundt med kameraet mitt! Er så fint lys i bildene!

Får seg da vettu, tror faktisk jeg har noen benker liggende, på pc-en altså....! Kan hende jeg finner dem igjen! Men det er jo alltids noen nye!

God helg til deg!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Now that really is a bench for a giraffe, up there!

Naturegirl said...

Benches are very luring when one passes by..if not to sit and ponder but to photograph too!Interesting idea! I'll think about this one as I do take many bench shots!
Loved your SWF...I was just not motivated to participate yesterday.

Ackworth born said...

Jeni said "My first thought on looking at the top picture of the bench was that it looks like it is perched there very precariously. In the lower picture, I don't get that sense from it though. But I liked the little arched bridge visible in the background too on the lower photo" and those are my thoughts too - good to see the two aspects.

Wenche said...

Fint sted for ein benk. Kunne ha slappa av på den benken, nytt stillheita og sett på solnedgangen. Det høyrdest veldig fristande ut:)

Marie Reed said...

I just adore this stylistic bench shot! Great work!

Abe Lincoln said...

I couldn't think of a nicer seat than this one. Nice photography.

You probably don't remember when people lived and died at home and endured wakes. I wrote about it here. http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

Cheffie-Mom said...

WOW! What a beautiful place!

Old Wom Tigley said...

It is another great find for sure.. I have a seat on my Wiggers World blog to day.. but it's not made of wood. :O)
Tom
My daily blogs: Wiggers World and Picture & Words

Dagrun said...

usj... fredag, jeg har publisert en benk nå jeg: http://bilderdagrun.blogspot.com/2009/06/bench.html

Hilsen hun som ikke følger med i timen. Får se om jeg finner et til fredag da...

Ackworth born said...

I've decided to post a regular Friday Bench starting tomorrow!