Bench series #27

For the month of July I’m looking for a bench with ‘Unusual Details’ 

(This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention)

longest bench The Treille Promenade

Promenade de la Treille in the old town of Geneva overlooks the Bastions park. This is the most ancient walk of Geneva, created at the beginning of the 16th century. The square is lined by the longest bench of the world which is more than 120 metres long. It was built in 1767. It is made of 180 wooden boards.  The Treille Walk is planted with many old chestnut trees. One of them (on the east side of the square) is the official “Spring tree:” when it gets its first leaf, the spring season is officially declared in Geneva.

If you would like to join in with the Bench photo challenge then please take a look at my Bench Series page. No complicated rules, just a bench and a camera required 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it Bench Series: July
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag ‘bench series’ so everyone can find the benches easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new bench theme comes out on the first Sunday in August.

My Picks of the Week:

The last ones in the post-editing theme come from Tgeriatrix who has been playing around with different effects on picnic benches that look like toadstools.
Polianthus (a newcomer so please make her welcome) introduces us to an old-fashioned double exposure effect. 
Warning: Sunglasses required if you pop over to Lisa (Daily Musings) who takes a whimsical approach to the challenge this week. (Or she’s been listening to Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band too many times)
And another newcomer joins us this week with her Spanish bench in a tranquil courtyard. I hope you’ll say “Hi” to Swagata.
My final choice comes from Pauline who has taken a lot of pleasure over her ‘painting’ of Silver Birches

Thanks to everyone who contributed during the ‘arty’ month of June. Nice to see all those different effects 😀

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Heyjude

I now live in the UK, but spent several years travelling and then living in South Africa. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

75 thoughts on “Bench series #27”

  1. wow – I don’t know what to say – my eyes had tears looking into that image…you took me back while once I played a concert!!

  2. I enjoyed the ‘effects’ series Jude. I have to go with the ‘painted’ silver birch scene this week. Looking forward to the next theme too!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I wondered about that too, but this was October and mid-afternoon so I suppose most people were at work or sitting supping coffee in the sunshine!

  3. Weee! Lots of benches already! 🙂 You had me fooled with this one, Jude. I was peering hard at the rocking horses and the green benches beyond, trying to see what was unusual about them. I did feel a fool when i twigged! Speaking of which- lovely trees 🙂

        1. Indigo is a posh colour. Purple round here 🙂 But colour is a sensitive subject in our house. Mick insists those hot pink wild orchids are red. 🙂 No- not too much. I like it 🙂

    1. The bench is on the LEFT of the picture!!
      [bangs head against wall…] You, Jo, Kaz… who next I wonder? No, don’t ask!

      Actually those cute rocking horses are wonderful to ride, but sadly not built for people my size 😦

    1. You and Jo both! Sigh… three squat things. Adorable rocking horses!! Wooden ones too, none of this garish plastic stuff you see in children’s playgrounds over here 😀 😀

  4. Hello – I am honoured that you picked my bench, thank you so much! funnily enough since January and reading about your challenge on Nowathome I have been photographing benches so I have a lot of photos potentially fitting for the challenge 🙂 what fun!

  5. How unusual! I do hope to take part – and can’t believe I missed the artsy theme 😦 I don’t have my editing programme on this laptop, will have to wait until I get properly sorted, but will see what I can come up with in the meantime. Love the story of the first green leaf of spring:-)

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