Friday, November 13, 2009

Benches and boat

I live in a community that consists entirely of islands. I have have not visited them all, but from time to time I take the car and the camera for a spin and try to get better acquainted. The other day I visted one of the outermost islands, called Syltøy. And I found a small treasure. Above is just the start - a small urn.

Here you can see for yourself the set-up of urns and benches. It is a whole little meeting place for the local people.

The best of it all, is that it is situated in the middle of a roundabout - the last road before the North Sea. The main attraction is an old boat called a færing (it carried four oars).

November is quite the wrong time of the year to visit a place like this - I should have been there at the height of summer when this boat and the urns are filled with flowers. Luckily I have a blogging friend in the area called Ida who has shown this much better than me, as you can see for yourself here.

34 comments:

James said...

It looked nice in the summer and I think it looks nice now too. The benches really look like the belong there. It's a great scene with the boat. I bet the table comes in handy.

My bench post is below.

http://somethingsighted.blogspot.com/2009/11/bench-vs-bench.html

Gallow said...

I like how you started with the urn, and took us out further with each photo. The story unfolds, and we take in the larger picture.

That boat is very cool.

Thank you for sharing.

ChrisJ said...

This is beautiful. A lovely place to catch the sun. Ida's photos are wonderful too.
There used to be a boat in the town near where I grew up that was always filled with flowers every summer. Barry sends his best wishes. He is full of good intentions to come and visit your blog, but once he's on the computer, work calls!

Marka said...

Great find! I bet there's an excellent view over the water as well.

Dina said...

Stone and wood, made into beautiful and useful objects, so beautiful in their simplicity!

I hope to be back later with a bench post.

Anne said...

Nemmen :-) der har jo til og med jeg vært. Flott den plassen der ja, og nede ved den lille kaia.

Håper nå du hade vett og forstand til å stikke innom Ida på en kopp kaffe, for hun bor jo bare et steinkast unna der dette bildet ble tatt.

Vel..., fikk du ikke kaffe der, så får du ta en tur til meg da, kaffe ut i det fri denne dagen, men benk?? jeg fant jeg fant...

Ha en superkjekk fredag.

Ida said...

Utrolig fine utsnitt, lys og farger, Rune!
Flotte bilder.
Jeg ser det hele med nye øyne, på en måte.
Ble litt rørt, jeg... ;)
Men det har ikke vært så veldig fargerikt i båten dette året...
Du vet hvorfor. ;)
Men NESTE ÅR!

Neste gang må du komme innom for å få deg en kaffekopp. Du er velkommen! :)

P.S.
Om jeg hadde visst at du kom, så skulle jeg ha ryddet bort boss spannet vårt... ;) Hehe!

ArneA said...

I have also found a bench this Friday

Reader Wil said...

I like Ida's photos very much, but yours underline the sterness of the climate! It shows a beautiful arrangement of the benches.
Thanks for showing both sides of this place. Thanks for your visit. There is sadness and joy in everything: they go hand in hand.

Dagrun said...

Synes det var kjempeflott tross månedsfeil jeg da. Færing med mast var heller ikke verst.


Jeg har også en benk denne gangen/ I'm in with a benchpost:
http://bilderdagrun.blogspot.com/2009/11/bench-of-week-3.html

Dina said...

OK, I now have some really classy benches for you all from the Scots Hotel in Tiberias.

Malyss said...

"Last road before the north sea"... The kind of sentence I like!
Those benches are not so beautyful, they are made to endure the hard winters , I guess.. But they find their value in the places and the view, and in the beautyful ight that's surrounding them..

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Slettes ingen dum plass å slå seg ned for en rast, selv om benkene så litt kalde ut akkurat nå :) Ha en super helg!

John said...

Not only is summer a benefit because of flowers, I bet it is damned cold to sit on them in winter.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The nice thing about all of this outdoor furniture is that nobody will just walk off with the pieces.

Dina said...

I found the answer to your rhetorical question about the Scottie.

Randi's Tanker said...

For en herlig plass! Tror jeg tar meg en tur dit ;-) Jeg tar med kakao på termos og sitteunderlag. At det er i nærheten av sjøen, er et stort pluss.

God helg til deg!

Picture Imperfect said...

WOW! Such awesome captures. I love the colours and textures you've shot in here. That top picture is beautiful, I love how there is just a little bit of colour left in the plant. thank you for sharing!

Dina said...

$315 to $525. Ridiculous, no?

webruci said...

This is nice Rune! you always found some lovely benches:)

I have post a bench to, not to nice like this:)

Ha en fin helg.
Robert

Gärdsmygen said...

Väldigt fina bilder! Bänkarna är vackra och en varm sommardag hade jag gärna suttit där!
Skön helg:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

No flowers in the boat but the sky is very pretty. And look at all those benches!

I found an old bench photo in my archives (I lost a ton a couple of months ago when I accidentally deleted them) so I'm playing again this week.

http://eastgwillimburywow.blogspot.com/2009/11/onlookers-benches.html

Sylvia said...

Magnificent as always. Such a beautiful stone!

Barbara Martin said...

The flowers in the boat in summer are nice, though your photos of it in November is fine, too. I like the placement of the benches to view the boat and perhaps the sea beyond.

My bench is up and we must have had some kind of psychic link.

Heges fotoblogg said...

Veldig fin snuplass det der! Kikket på Idas bilder av blomstene :) Dette er ihvertfall noen av de fineste benkene jeg har sett.

Ingen benk på meg i dag. Uken har vært altfor travel til å forberede noe :(

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Good to see the contrast between summer and winter but I'm sure they are lovely any season.

lynnwiles said...

I like the bareness you captured of this season

Kerri said...

Great benches!!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love cement/rock benches! How beautiful these are. I like the way they are arranged with the urn and table. Beautiful capture starting small and expanding to the whole scene! Love it!

Terri said...

I posted a bench for Color Carnival and then I stumbled on your weekly bench place. It's a lovely place, I just might have to stick around awhile!

Maria Berg said...

Very interesting to first be close and the get far away and in the end it was a roundabout FUN and very good photos.
Bra jobbat, and gräsänder som refleteras speciellt hannen är verkligen vackert, Maria berg

Pacey said...

That boat is magnificent, it adds life when you want to sit on those benches. I have my bench now. Have a nice weekend RunE.

GAWO said...

Her har jeg vært. Flere ganger. Og alltid på 2 hjul. En gang var vi ganske mange, hadde med eplekake og kaffe og satt i ring rundt båten og nøt både kvelden og kaffen. Rart at ikke Ida oppdaget oss :-) I år har jeg dessverre ikke vært der ute en enest gang, men til neste år tar jeg turen. Helt sikkert. Jeg har blogget om båten flere ganger. Den er et syn når det er blomster i den.

VALKYRIEN said...

For en fantastisk annerledes benk! Har aldri sett maken! Likte veldig godt de nærbildene - men oversiktsbildet er ubetalelig! En båt! Kjempefint!