Bench series #40

For the month of October I’m looking for a bench with someone or something sitting on it

(any kind of bench will do, but there must be at least one person, animal or object on the bench)

the 'Diana' bench
The “Diana” Bench at the Taj Mahal in India – yes there really is a bench under these ladies!

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: October
  • 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 November.

My Picks of the Week:

Isobel has some lovely benches from Camden’s Stable market and Lisa has benches with a view.  Debbie is back in London and there are more curves from Ruth in Hobart. Meanwhile Elaine has some controversial ‘benches’ – what’s your opinion? And my last pick from the metal series is a sweet bench from Dawn with unusual basket-weave.

As always there are so many delightful benches to view, I hope you will check out the other links within the comment section.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

92 thoughts on “Bench series #40”

        1. Well I was there in 1973 and again in 2008 and it seemed as noisy, as smelly, as crowded and as chaotic as ever. Whereas the Taj was some way from any buildings it is now very hemmed in. I wasn’t struck by it on my second visit but it was just after the Taj Hotel bombing and things were a little tense.

        2. I some times wonder about second visits. Especially if the first sight of some thing is overwhelming. Like seeing a film or reading a book for the second time when you know the ending…

  1. Brilliant shot! I really love it and that smudgy editing too. 🙂 Heck- only a couple of months to go. Better get my act together 🙂
    (and happy birthday! Are you off celebrating somewhere nice? Meg nudged me 🙂 )

    1. Thank you Jo. Just had a walk around the park at our nearest NT place, got a few tree photos but I think we need to go back in a couple of weeks time. Coffee and cake to celebrate 🙂

  2. Another excellent crop of bench photos, Jude. For sheer nostalgia, and because I spent so much time in the market, when I lived in Camden, I have to go with Isobel’s wrought iron benches this time.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Thanks for your interesting bench Klara. I still can’t comment on your site using my WP sign in as I used to do, but I have discovered a workaround. I can comment if I actually use my URL. What a pfaff! Thank you for your bench, and sorry I am late in visiting you this week.

    1. Ah, thank you Gilly. I don’t really ‘do’ birthdays any more except for going out for a meal, but we do usually go away somewhere so it has been a little strange to be at home.

    1. I was waiting for the bench (or any bench – I don’t think this is THE Diana bench) to be empty, but that was never going to happen. When all these ladies piled on for a photo I figured, why not?

        1. I wanted to be that annoying person you always seem to get in your photos – the one in the red jacket! But purple suits me better 😛

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