Friday, 4 June 2010

Bench of the Week in Oosterend, Texel







Walking through the little village of Oosterend on Texel (see previous post), you cannot but notice that many people have a bench in front of their houses. The houses have no front gardens so the benches are just placed on the street.


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.Her friend Malyss. has shown more than 600 benches on a site called "benchesonmyway".

19 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would be more than happy to sit on any one of those benches for a chat with you, Wil.

Kay said...

Wonderful photos, Wil. Those are great benches. I'd have to go into Honolulu to get any decent benches. They're not very pretty where I live.

jeannette said...

You found more than one! Never been at Texel, Wil:)
I love your new header too - looks so cozy, dat binnenhofje!

Riet said...

Ja dat valt op Wil maar ze zijn daar vast gek op lekker relaxen en hoe kan dat beter dan op een bankje in de zon.
Fijn weekend.

Ann said...

I think I need to be more observant as I meander around my little town and see how many benches I will see and then just for fun, photograph them.

You have a variety of benches you have posted. As I look out my front porch window I see two already.

Have a nice week-end.

Ann

Brenda said...

I love benches. I only have a couple of photos of them though, so I wouldn't be able to participate in this meme. I will just have to enjoy your photos and stories. Thanks for sharing these with us Wil.

Starnitesky said...

How lovely to have the benches in front of the houses, a lovely way to stop and meet people.

Vicki Lane said...

Charming benches! Like invitations!

Ann said...

I like the second one, very natural use of resources. What are the plants?

Marja said...

Mooie foto's Ik vindt die oude huizen met die luiken zo mooi. Ik ben nooit op texel geweest wel op Terschelling

Malyss said...

You should have written "bencheS of the week"! what a beautyful collection! As ppeople have no garden, benches are taking part of the city decoration; I think my favorite is this old one, , made of rough wood..I also love the one which is used to put lovely flowers pots on it; well, you made my day! :)
Have a nice week-end!

RuneE said...

I see that Malyss has already made the right comments :-) And I side with her about the old bench. If benches only could speak...

Jingle said...

love these benches,
they are very useful for tourists who are tired of walking and need a break.
Cool post,
Happy Saturday!

Paulie said...

What a wonderful group of benches you have today! Thanks for sharing!

The first one looks ritzy.

I saw many log benches when I was camping on Mount Rainier with Katney.

The big bench against the building is in a nice setting with the flowers.

The bench with the potted flowers looked like it had a high back -- until i realized it was a part of the window sill.

The last one is my very favorite. So simple to make and so beautiful! Plenty of room for several people to sit!

Thanks for dropping by. I think I am not signed in as PERBS but it is me anyway.

Dick said...

Leuke bankjes, ik wist niet eens dat er zoveel zijn daar. Bedankt voor je comment, de foto bovenaan in je blog is het "Hofje van Zwarthof" een heel mooi plekje dat ook heel veel wordt gefotografeerd.

Etje said...

Er staan daar bankjes waar ik wel eens zou willen gaan opzitten hoor.

Groetjes

Miss_Yves said...

Les bancs 2,3, 5 sont très rustiques!
Merci de votre commentaire:cette collection masculine change des habituelles tenues sobres et ternes,il est vrai que c'est de la haute couture...
"Lyophilisé " est un procédé de déshydratation utilisé aussi pour les fleurs .

www.avalane.com/myBloemen.aspx?lang=fr-fr

Vagabonde said...

Voila des bancs intéressant. J’ai pris plusieurs photos de bancs différents et un jour j’en ferais un post peut-être. Il y en a tellement, en pierre, en bois, en acier, en ciment, etc. Il y a le choix. Vous avez un bon choix.

Barbara Martin said...

These are great choices to post, Wil. It's nice to see planters with flowers, too.