Friday, October 09, 2009

A bench - in Africa?

I found a slightly unusual bench (at least for Norway) that I could post this week. Exotic and comfortable. A feeling of far away.

Obviously placed in a well protected shelter with a good view and possibilities for photography.

This is what a Norwegian savannah looks like in October - at least at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park. The animals are at the other end, but maybe we can tempt one to come closer?

36 comments:

Viola said...

Det var ikke bare benken som var spesiell og eksotisk, det var også det treet der!! Eller er det et tårn med grener og kvister? ;) Kjempeflotte bilder. Jeg har aldri vært i den dyreparken jeg.. :)

My bench is ready - take place (at my site) :)

Dimple said...

Africa in Norway, that's quite a thought! Nice bench, though, it looks very comfortable!
I have one up now.

James said...

The Africa of the North has a nice ring to it. Those benches look good and solid. I'm wonering if that's a real tree in the middle of the bottom picture.
I see an animal in the far right corner.

I posted a bench on my Something Sighted blog.

http://somethingsighted.blogspot.com/2009/10/unusual-bench.html

Barbara Martin said...

At first I thought perhaps you had gone on vacation, RuneE. Then the second photo set me straight. The benches look comfortable to sit upon, and the beast in the last photo looks like a sort of goat or antelope with a good set of horns on it. Great photos as usual, RuneE.

My benches are up early.

Tom said...

I think them benches would look 'so good' in my garden... ha!
I have 3 benches on view this week in the posting below my Sky Watch pictures.

Tom
Wiggers World

Lew said...

The benches look smooth and well worn. But the last photo of the sky, water and baobab tree is magnificent!

Marka said...

These sorts of setups always make me wonder whether their purpose is to keep the animals away from the people, or the people away from the animals. Great bench!

Pacey said...

Those are great wooden benches...We do have the same here. I did post a bench for you this week.

PERBS said...

Beautiful natural benches! Nice photos to go with them. Makes me want to be there and you can be sure that I would be sitting there waiting for some animals to drop by to have their photos taken!

My bench is up -- drop by and see a favorite of mine.

John said...

Africa in Norway? A stretch too far, but it looks like you had a fine day.

Dina said...

Even the shadow of the bench is nice.
I like the man kneeling to the lens god. :)

(I will decide on what bench to post a little later.)

Dagrun said...

Flott sted å ha benker da, det trengs jo egentlig. Og ikke minst flott vinkel og gode skygger i bildet.

webruci said...

This bench is one of the best bench of yours. I like bench like this.

I love your "Bao-Ba" tree!

Dina said...

Begging your pardon. Of course, now that the morning coffee has taken effect and my eyes have focused I see it is a young LADY.

ChrisJ said...

Very nice and rustic looking.

Lene said...

Hahaha. Nei, det er absolutt ikke å banne i kirken. Jeg er faktisk i utgangspunktet slik selv og - det naturlige er best. Men for tiden elsker jeg å dille. Det er sikkert en reise som til slutt ender med det naturlige igjen - en gang.

Apropos naturlig! Disse bildene var jo bare heeelt rå!! Naturlige til tusan, men likevel så unaturlig og fremmed. En annen verden, som jeg synes du formidler på sitt aller beste i det siste bildet! Knall!!!

Ha en super fredag - helg, jo :)

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

It is the strange tree that grabs my eye today.

PS canal boats are "narrowboats" not "longboats"

Reader Wil said...

Very unusual indeed, Rune! But very beautiful too and the view is interesting! Thanks for sharing! This is a bench I would like to sit on.

Nutty Gnome said...

I popped over here following the 'bench of the week' link and have spent a very happy time gazing in admiration at your fabulous photos.
Thank you for a great blog.

Dina said...

While we are on the subject of our blessing offspring, I decided to post a bench with my Number One Grandson on it.

Lara said...

a nice place to look around! and rest tired feet :)!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like that tree. Looks like something the elephants did a number on.

Gallow said...

I like it when people use the natural and form to create a piece of art. That bench reminds me of that.

I like the colors and exposures of your photos. The one inside the pavilion is a great shot. There was enough sun coming in to allow the viewer to see the inside of the pavilion without over exposing the outside. Well done.

Great Tree, and great sense of humor about the October Norwegian Savannah.

VALKYRIEN said...

Det var benken sin det! De ser faktisk myke ut! Har aldri vært i den dyreparken, så det var jo flott å se bilder derfra.
Det siste bildet er helt nydelig! Men du store all verden for et underlig tre! Kjempestilig!

Har ikke noe bidrag selv denne uken. Har ikke vært flink til å holde utkikk etter benker.

Gallow said...

We are in the process of starting a photography group in my home town. We had a planning meeting last night. I mentioned your work, and your help that you have given me in my photography. Thank you once again for all that you do. Your insights are very helpful.

Alice said...

Fascinating photos, especially like the tree on #3.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Bare det å få sitte der ville føles eksotisk, flotte bilder Rune. Ha en riktig så fin helg.

PERBS said...

Came back to see if the were anymore bench lovers and noticed the shadows on the bench legs in the first photo -- that is a terrific catch! Your benches today are worth seeing again and again!

Prospero said...

That's an Adansonia tree. Remarkable.

John said...

Dette er massive benker. Flotte bilder som vanlig.

Sara said...

That's the sort of bench I could imagine finding here in the West, perhaps outside a mountain cabin in the Rockies...

Phoenix C. said...

I love the very individual shape of the bench. It looks a real character! And the tree is wonderful, against the backdrop of Norwegian trees.

Anne said...

Å hjelp!!!?? har dem tatt deg???

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful October! We had snow today.

Petunia said...

Aha!!!
;)

Wenche said...

Er ikkje berre du som ikkje får med deg alle benkane:-) Men slik går det når ein ligg sjuk med forkøljing og feber:-( Denne benken var flott, lurte ei stund på om du var på safari i Afrika:-)