Friday, October 02, 2009

Bench of the week (27) - Goathland station

I had sort of thought of using some benches from London this time. Not so. The one(s) I had were even below my standard. So I thought - why not use some British railway benches I had on file, and then I would also be able to continue my motif of station benches from last week? So here they are:

Goathland railway station is a station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and serves the village of Goathland in North Yorkshire, England. It is famous for appearing in the television series Heartbeat and as Hogsmeade station the Hogwarts Express stop at in the Harry Potter films.
All information from Wikipedia, of course. I also did them in black & white. I felt it suited a veteran railway.


I have now been showing benches once a week for half a year. Maybe I should do something else?

35 comments:

James said...

I like the benches very much, but I imagine that you can only do them for so long.
When you say something else what are you thinking? Perhaps lamp posts or doors?

webruci said...

Looks fantastic in B&W. The old english benches:-). You know I found here in Essex some benches what has a copper lebel whit the name and date of donation.
Great job.
Have a nice weekend.

PERBS said...

Neat benches for the place -- I could see myself making use of them! I am wondering what the sign is on the bench tho -- is it a plate to recognize the doner or waht?

I have been happy with you doing benches on Friday. So you have done it for over 8 months. . . hmmmmmm I have one almost daily for two YEARS! Thanks for trying to let people know about malyss and my blog for benches alone. I appreciate the few visitors it added to our blogs.

Whether you do a Friday bench in the future or not, I will always ahve one. I am running out of space so might have to get a new blog for it tho. Ü I won't stop posting until I can't find anymore.

My bench is up now -- courtesy of katney who sent it to me. I waited for her to get back from her Alaska trip before I posted it.

Dimple said...

I also like the benches, and I have one up now. But I suppose everything has a time to end. Maybe I'll need to do fewer memes and more posts of what I'm thinking and seeing!

raf said...

Don't ditch the benches, Rune. I always know every Friday where to find a good spot to sit and rest a spell.

Tom said...

Great shots one and all... I was surprised when you said it had been 6 months with the benches... Doors and Windows make good subjects... or maybe Chimney pots.... I have been taking pictures of 'rust' of late... still with our damp weather I come across it a lot. If you do have a change for a while I jump on board if thats OK... I have enjoyed the benches.. and a change is as good as a rest... or so they say.

Anne said...

Stilig rune, og de bildene der gjorde seg jo så godt godt i sort hvitt, slkkelig flott, benkene like så. Som å bli satt mange år tilbake i tid jo :-))

Ha en kjekk helg!!

Dina said...

Stop the benches? Oh no, what will I do with all the benches I have collected for you? :) Never realized we had diverse benches until you brought my attention to the subject.
Of course, I'm sure your new subject would be interesting too . . .

Your station pics make me want to board the train and travel.
Are those old milk cans on the wagon?

ChrisJ said...

I have been there several times. It is truly a beautiful little train station. Barry uttered the magic words this evening:"Shall we go to Flamborough next May or June? :) :):) I didn't need to answer!

AVCr8teur said...

How are you able to take so many bench pictures without people? :) I like your bench pictures so keep going if you would like.

Regarding the Slide-tanic, I can't help but think of the Titanic tragedy because of the way the slide is tilted.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rune! Thanks for showing these British railway stations and their benches. B& W is exactly the way to show them to give them that ancient atmosphere. Great to see the "Harry Potter" station. My bench of the week.

Dina said...

OK, my bench is now up. Steel yourself for it.

VALKYRIEN said...

De bygningen i murstein gjorde seg usedvanlig flott i sort/hvitt. Siste bildet var jo koselig, med melkerampen! Lenge siden man har sett sånt. Enkle benker i flotte omgivelser.

Min benk er oppe nå!

Ha en fin helg!

Pam said...

What? Discontinue Bench of the Week? Oh no RuneE! Far be it for me to make you do something you don't wish to continue (I did that too for my daughter's Irish dancing), and I pleaded for the same reasons, I get so much enjoyment from it.My bench is now up and I'm off to visit the others.Yours are great!

Malyss said...

"If you don't feel it anymore, don't do it anymore".
I'll miss your pretty pictures of benches, but I know that you'll still make beautyful pictures even if you change the subject.
I'll be reaching soon my bench N° 500 ,in a few days, and I still like it.
As everyone is telling you about new theme, may I add my contribution and suggest to picture boats? You have a real maritime tradition in your country, and treasures around you; But, well..You're your own master, of course!

John said...

Great shots. Susi and I stayed in this village years ago when we took a holiday in the north of England.

Anne-Berit said...

Så nesten ut som bildene var tatt for massevis av år siden,spesielt det siste med melkespannene.Gjorde seg kjempegodt i s/hv.Benkene så også gamle og goe ut.
Ha en fin fredag:o)

Viola said...

Så stilige benker og stasjoner! Heartbeat I have to follow every Saturday! :) Passet så godt inn med sort-hvitt også, noe jeg aldri prøver meg på, kanskje jeg skulle gjort det.. Ha en god helg! :)

My bench is at my post of today! :)

Maria Berg said...

Keep on showing us this it is interesting.

have a good weekend, MB

lynnwiles said...

RuneE, good photos, that are so much more than just a bench. Wonderful in b&w, great old station and a reminder of the funniest brand name "Craven 'A'"

Maria Berg said...

Konstigt att du inte ser mina bilder jag ser dem. Välkomme tilbaka om du vill,
MB

Reader Wil said...

Me again. Well, you know that many people enjoy this meme and we have all saved many benches.

I see I didn't finish the last sentence in my previous comment! I think it's old age playing up!

Lene said...

Fy, fabian, for et flott sted :) Og tenk på alle de som har sittet der oppigjennom og ventet på toget. Eller kanskje ventet på noen som kom med toget :) Masse sjel i både skinnene, vognene og benken der, Rune :)

Og så takker jeg for en heeeerlig skrivefeil inne hos meg - for i følge deg så skulle UNGEN ta fra meg at effekten var skremmende i denne sammenhengen, hehe ;)

Fin dag ønskes i vest. Her stråler sola :)

Ps - jeg måtte jo bli med på benkememet ditt, jeg og - etter evigheter i bloggdvale :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

There really is quite a variety uf benches but whatever you decide to do, I bet you have a loyal following that will join you.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

O these benches are far better than anything to be found in London. I've just being going through my old diaries and on June 26th 1978 wrote "travelled from Pickering to Goathland on the Scenic Deisel Unit through magnificent scenery past a trout farm, a black goat, thick woodland, a deep gorge headed by cliffs ... changed at Goathland to a steam train hauled by the 'George Stephenson'"

I've got plenty of benches to post for a while yet.

nonizamboni said...

I really like the bench idea. And yours today were especially interesting in b & w.
Happy Friday--stop over to see the bench I posted too.

Gallow said...

I like the style of the benches, but I enjoy their location even more. Great job of capturing a beautiful area.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Herlige omgivelser som de flotte benkene befinner seg i. Kjempefine i s/h var dem. God helg Rune.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and black and white shots !! This post is fantastic !!Unseen Rajasthan

John said...

Flott bilde serie med benker Rune.
Min favoritt er nr 2, der har du fått fin dybde :)

Jeg slengte meg med på en Bench of the week post jeg også.

RennyBA's Terella said...

Glad you made it B&W: focus more on the theme and makes it more interesting!

Barbara Martin said...

I wondered initially why the photo of the train station looked familiar and then saw the mention of the Harry Potter films. These older train stations do have a particular charm I enjoy.

Leaving benches? Oh, my.

I have mine posted late today.

Anne-Berit said...

My Benches is posted.
Have a nice day:o)

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I found a lovely bench with shadows and have posted it on my blog. http://www.artsquadgraphics.com/blog/2009/10/03/bench-shadows-2/ I think/hope you'll like it. By the way, I especially love the old milk cans in the last photo.

arne said...

Craven A med cork tip (ja, sigarett med korkfilter), jeg blir nostalgisk av å se sånt..