Friday, August 14, 2009

Bench of the week (21)

I'm still at Lindås Skulemuseum, the museum I visited last week. This time we''ll have a look at another kind of bench that I found outside in the school-yard. It has obviously been outside for a while and has acquired the patina of time.

A further study reveals that it is probably part of a school-bench, but that it is missing the desk. However - it is not placed as such benches usually are...

It is placed in front of what used to be the outside toilet of the school (the school was closed in 1961). Maybe it was a kind or waiting-bench for children in need?

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 and post them on Fridays.

It is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. In fact, so many have posted them and graced me with messages that I feel almost embarrassed :-) So, if you do it - give me a hint and I'll come visiting - summer permitting :-)

37 comments:

Dimple said...

I love the close-up of the back, peeling paint & rusty fasteners really intrigue me!
I have a bench/sky post on my blog, too.
Thanks for helping me look at things!

Marka said...

Definitely an interesting location for a bench. I really like it well-used look. Good photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. A bench on strange-looking skis? Definitely a bit of a mystery. Nice find. I like that it's unusual.

It's only 10pm here so my bench won't be up for a few more hours. But I will have one. ;-)

PERBS said...

WOW! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is definitely a unique, tall, well used bench. I like the shape of the sides and "feet" -- oh heck, I like it all. That is a great find!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT I think I matched you in neat benches this time! I have a collection of them. If I ahd the room, I probably would have bought a couple. lol Drop by and see them -- I poted them early for me as it is not Friday here yet.

PERBS said...

I was so excited about my benches that I really forgot to check for typos in my comment -- sorry! Hope you can read the post anyway. . .

Anne said...

Stilig. Det første bildet ditt der fikj jo hårmanken på denne dama til å reise seg du vet :-))

Men man kan ikke annet ennå undres, meneskene måtte være mindre før i verden... ikke akkurat eu standard på den der, og en vet jo at nordmennes kroppsvekt har økt...
Men du så sjarmerende den var.
Min ligger klar den også.

Hurtigruta venter på meg, til Bergen du vet, men først nå å bølgan blå.

Regn på tvers og jeg ergrer meg grønn over været, kamera du vet muligheter med kamera.

God helg til deg min venn.

Dina said...

This one looks uncomfortable but has a lot of character.

Ackworth born said...

a bench to wait on indeed

Malyss said...

This one would need the help of the M.L.B.! It's a pity to let it outside! the old painting being slowly destroyed makes beautyful pictures, that's right. But It mean that this poor bench is slowly dying.
It's an old school bench,(I had some a little like that when I was a child) and its place should be inside of the school.

Dina said...

Last night I discovered that Jerusalem has a new square called Piazza Roma, and it has rows of benches (and that's about all it has).

John said...

Nice shots of the bench, and the one at the bottom to put it in context. My bench wil be on monochrome weekly submission on Sunday.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Tenk om benken kunne snakke, da hadde dent vært mange spennende historier å høre, dette er nok som du sier en gammel skolebenk. Men flott var den :) God helg til deg og dine :)

Dina said...

LOL! Rune, that is a clever comment. So clever that it took me a while to dredge up the memory of Brian. "Romani ite domum"

Let's hope no one ever writes it again. Hehehe

Dina said...

Just one more comment and I'll go away. I added a link to a website showing the dialogue of Brian and the centurion.

Gallow said...

Wow, that's an old one. Great photos.

I posted my 4th bench. It's one that is very dear to me.

http://sg-photo.blogspot.com/2009/08/bench-of-week-4.html

Pam said...

I like it! Mine's up!

imac said...

Thats a great Rustic Bench Rune.
Congrats for the mention in Davids POTD.

Anne-Berit said...

Den var flott,gammal og god:o)

Tunes Photo said...

En slik en har jeg på soverommet! Bare at jeg har malt den.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The photo at the bottom reminds me of old toilets at the country schools but not quite the same.

About taking a vacation from blogging...

I felt like a giant load was lifted off my shoulders. I try to do all sorts of things now and I enjoy it so much.

I decided to post a reply to some of those who still stop by. Have a nice weekend.

Dagrun said...

For en nydelig benk. Gammel og virkelig spesiell... (den første). Den andre har nok mang en skoleunge sittet i dokø på.

God helg!:)

RennyBA said...

Another great bench contribution from you Rune - thanks for sharing!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while - busy at a blog gathering in South France you know :-)

RennyBA's Terella

Monicas Hage said...

Værbitt og flott! Nydelige solnedgangbilder under her...:)

Marie said...

Det var litt meir moderne pultar då eg gjekk på skulen, men berre litt! Og me hadde utedo, uffameg, det gjev ikkje gode minne du....

Flotte bilde, spesielt det først.
Og så båten under er eit verkeleg blinkskot!!!

God helg :)

James said...

Very interesting and you presented the bench very well.
In the top photo it sort of reminds me of the pattern on a giraffe.
I'm going to see if I can find any interesting benches.

Cheers!

Sandi McBride said...

I love old things and weatherbeaten wood and just these pictures in particular...congrats on Post of the Day mention, too...
Sandi

ChrisJ said...

Definitely a school bench and probably placed outside the door to prevent passers by from wandering in. (I think like a school teacher.)

Brian Miller said...

nice capture. the first macro is really cool. an old school desk? congrats on the POTD mention.

AVCr8teur said...

It is a bench with lots of history and character. It almost looks like someone's name was carved into the wood.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

You really nailed that second shot. I liked seeing the whole subject and a little background. Good idea for the series on benches.

Wenche said...

Dette var ein gammal og god ein:-) Er lenge sidan eg har sett slike benkar no. Vi hadde ein på "gamle skulen", men den har merkeleg nok forsvunne.

Greit å vite kva dag vi skal blogge benke bilda våre. Eg har stort sett blogga dei når eg har nokre fine innen rekkevidde:-)

Wenche said...

Dette var ein gammal og god ein:-) Er lenge sidan eg har sett slike benkar no. Vi hadde ein på "gamle skulen", men den har merkeleg nok forsvunne.

Greit å vite kva dag vi skal blogge benke bilda våre. Eg har stort sett blogga dei når eg har nokre fine innen rekkevidde:-)

Barbara Martin said...

This is a great photo of a bench with it's own history behind it. How many children sat upon the bench while writing their first words or listening to a story read by the teacher.

Kerri said...

What a neat looking bench! I wasn't able to post one this week but will next week...I already have one picked out :)

The Cowgirl said...

That's a great bench. Can imagine that the kids were tired of standing in line...so they probably took a broken desk and put the bench outside for them :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I see giraffe markings on this bench!

(I've got a bench with a giraffe sitting on it, on one of my pictures today ... :)

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