Friday, July 03, 2009

Bench of the week (15)

For this week's bench I have moved to Kristiansand - the centre of Norway's summer. What is better than having a very close relative there? In this case it is that the relative also has a bench worth trying. And worth taking a closer look at.

Nicely placed in a summer garden.

Very inviting for a bit of relaxation

And it was...

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

32 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Kjempefin benk, og så flott rose på den da! En benk å finne roen på!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm on the lookout for suitable benches to play along with you but so far your benches are far, far superior to any I have found. ;-)

Lew said...

I missed these last 2 while we had company and were traveling. I liked the benches in the square, but this one looks extremely well made. And a perfct place to sit and enjoy the sun and garden!

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent location, decoration for a bench and how lovely, a glass of beer just waiting to be enjoyed in the sunshine. A perfect treat, RuneE.

My bench is up.

Malyss said...

A new mission for the M.L.B. (Movement of liberation of benches) : this bench is far too beautyful to stay outside!You've got to protect it from sun, beasts and other outside attacks!Ü
Such an inviting bench should be higly cherished!

Dina said...

An elegant rustic bench. Just wish I could make out what book that is ... :)
I just posted a wooden bench in a friend's garden, but a lot simpler.

And at another wonderful fairly-new blog, Monastery Daily Photo, (yes, really!), Father Adam just happened to post a prayer spot bench. Please see http://monasterydailyphoto.blogspot.com/

PERBS said...

Just divine! Did your relative carve the rose on it? I like the way the slats are spaced on the back and the sturdy arms. Simply beautiful!

I have my post for benches up finally -- you will get to see more than one this trip. I hope you like the tour!

Regina said...

I think I'm going to post mine on a combination, next week :)

Nice benches.

Reader Wil said...

I wouldn't mind sitting on that beautiful bench! The surroundings are so wonderful too. Thanks for your bench meme. Recently I have been looking at benches too.

Ida said...

Fint dekorert.
En benk i egen hage, der man kan nyte deilige sommerdager, det er toppen av lykke det.
Også når man er gjest.

Ønsker både deg og hun på K en fortsatt god ferie. :)
Ha fine dager!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

really pretty and well placed

Pernille said...

Nydelig benk, Rune! Og du har atter en gang fått med deg flotte detaljer. Nydelig rose. Og med den boka og ølglasset, så forstår jeg det slik at du storkoser deg:) Fortsett med det og ha en nyyyydelig ferie:)

Marka said...

The hand-carved flower adds a nice touch. Looks like an excellent bench to spend some time on.

Ackworth born said...

O I do love that carving

Prospero said...

I bet that bench is a - one of a kind. The flower carving is simply grand. I think it's probably a good idea to be on good terms with that relative! It's sure a beautiful summer hideaway.

PERBS said...

When I came back to see who participated, the photo of the bench and book also appeared which I had not seen before originally. Wonderful suggestive prop!

I do hope you will get a change to see my bunch this week -- all in one post!

PERBS said...

I meant chance not change and I also liked the glass of tea with the book. . .

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

På en slik flott benk kan man ikke annet enn å kose seg, ikke hverdagskost å se de så fine som denne. Pene bilder Rune! Ha en fin helg i Kristiansand :)

- Nå var solidyllen over i Drammen, det bøtter ned ute, men det var litt deilig også å sitte under parasollen å se det pøser ned :)

Dina said...

OK, so is it beer or tea? :)

Rune, thanks for visiting Father Adam. His Monastery Daily Photo is relatively new. I like it a lot. I'm sure he appreciated your visit.

Shalom and happy weekend.

Dina said...

Ah, that's more like it! Skål !

Heges fotoblogg said...

En virkelig fin benk til å nyte sol, sommer og hageliv :-)

Kjekt med slektninger med god plass ute, inne og i hjertet :-)

PERBS said...

Ok . . . so a good beer on that bench with a book is terrific too! Salute!

RennyBA said...

I like those out in the nature the best - looks more recreational.

This one was a beauty!

RennyBA's Terella

Marie said...

Nydelege bilde av ein vakker velholdt benk :)
Hadde han vore min ville eg pynta med eitpar puter med blomemønstra trekk, kan aldri bli for mange blomar veit du, hehe.

Tom said...

A perfectly placed Bench... this looks very well made Rune.. love the Rose ..
Hope you are relaxing...
Tom

Phoenix C. said...

This looks a very comfortable bench as well as artistically proportioned! I like the carving too. The book and beer/tea look very inviting.

Kate said...

The wood is rich and polished, and the design is simple, thus beautiful. Does the rose have special significance to the owners, I wonder? Yes, benches are fascinating because of the diversity of design, I think.

ChrisJ said...

That is a beautiful bench, Rune. I love the color of the wood and the rose carving. I suspect the weather has been kind to you also down there in Kristiansand even if you do have to wear your hat.Our weather is still only in the 70's. It will probably be scorching in September to make up for the cool spring.

Field of View said...

great for relaxing !

: )

The Explorer said...

If I am near in that place, I will definitely spend a lot of time in that place, with either any reading materials and/or with just my laptop

imac said...

Wonderful Bench Rune.

Marie Reed said...

I'll take a little rest on this weeks lovely bench!