Thursday, 8 October 2009

Bench of the Week Middachten Castle Garden

 
 
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What do you think when you see a bench like that? Does it invite you to sit down and relax? It has no back and the view is not particularly exciting. Maybe somebody can tell me the purpose of this lonely bench.


RuneE of Visual Norway
began this informal meme on "Bench of the Week". Please visit his site for other participants. PERBS has a whole site dedicated to benches called "For the Love of Benches", which is going on for two years and every day she posts a new bench..

21 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

That it is the perfect place to read a good book! HA! xoxo

Guy D said...

Wow what a great looking location, nice shots

Guy

Anya said...

Ik zit het liefste op een bankje met een rugleuning !!!
Ik ben lui aangelegd ik weet het
hihi....

RuneE said...

It may be a bit hard to sit on, but the view looked pleasant enough - and the design is very minimalistic, which is a positive point with me :-)

Re your comment: Yes, it was Gaudi, and his masterpiece. A sight once seen - never forgotten.

PS I have preposted a bench this week too. It will be up at 01:00

Pacey said...

Will post my bench later Wil and hhmmm...am also thinking what the bench is for, maybe for someone who's just tired to get a few minutes of rest. :) I do have a new page.

PERBS said...

A bench is for sitting and resting first of all. . . IF there is a view, it is a double blessing. Since your bench is in a Garden, people have probably been walking around and might be tired. I like the style of your bench because you can watch the water OR people watch others who are walking about the garden -- if you sit with your back to the water.As you could tell from my bench today, not all my collected bench photos are bearutiful benches and mine faces a building! Nothing to look at there either!!!!

I appreciate you stopping by -- my bench for Friday will be posted in early evening here which is about 7 more hours -- I have been posting Friday benches early (early Thursday evening) and hope you will return as it is a lovely bench I found for Rune's informal meme.

Dina said...

I know a cat who would appreciate a lay-down on that smooth stone. :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Read a book, eat one's sandwiches,
chat to a friend, rest one's weary feet - that bench looks fine to me reader wil.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It has no back but it still looks like it would relieve tired, achey feet.

Vicki Lane said...

A nice place to alight for a few quiet moments.

Marja said...

Hi wil That bench indeed doesn't look very comfortable to sit on but it is a nice spot. Groetjes

Lorac said...

I like that spot. I would definitely sit for a while. Quiet, unassuming bench.

Etje said...

Zou daar wel een tijdje kunnen zitten.

Wat de foto van gisteren betrefd, die vrouw had een witte jurk aan.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this one. It seems to be made of stone.

Janice Thomson said...

A perfect place to meditate - seems very tranquil. Wonderful shots Wil.

Patty said...

Looks like you can see the lake from the bench. Perhaps there's ducks that swim by. Looks peaceful to me. Yes like Carol says, a nice place to read a short story.

Miss_Yves said...

Ah! mais si, je trouve la vue très jolie, très agréable, je suis tout à fait d'accord avec Carol: même sans dossier, ce banc , très solide,donne envie de lire un bon livre sous les arbres, le long de la rivière(ou du canal).
Comment participer ?

Etje said...

Kom je enkel een fijn en hopelijk droog weekend wensen.

Arkansas Patti said...

I guess the lack of back lets you chose your view. Also if it is a bit uncomfortable, you might move on more quickly,letting someone else enjoy that particular view.

James said...

That bench seems to be in a great location for a rest during a wonderful walk.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I love the top photo especially. I think it is a scene of great peace and beauty, the bench inviting a quiet moment. I did enjoy the other posts on this page as well.