Bench series #41

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)

Guitar Man Montreux
The Guitar Man – Montreux Switzerland

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:

Some really cool benches this week inhabited by all sorts of subjects – it is obvious that a lot of people take photos of occupied benches! Take a look at a couple from Pauline: Inside Dunedin Railway Station and one in Crystal Castle a fantasy world in Mullumbimby – how can you resist a name like that? Aletta joins us again with some amusing statues on mini benches that are bound to make you smile as does Lisa’s bench. Both Geriatrix and Isadora show us how to relax and Gilly visits one of my favourite places. Even the intrepid Canadian adventurer Sue joins in (though not intentionally) with a fabulous bench in Montreal.

And two special benches: one from Liz, a nature photographer who kindly gave me permission to share this with you. Honestly it is hard to believe this is in London;
and a very sweet and poignant memory from Sylvia – thank you for sharing this moment with us.

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.

70 thoughts on “Bench series #41”

  1. The Cornish view is so good, I almost went with that, Jude. But It has to go to the wonderful pelican in St James’s Park. (As I am originally a Londoner…) They are imposing birds, and it is not unknown to see them scoop up and eat a pigeon or a duck!

    I have added this next link before, but it suits your current theme, with two very distinguished occupants.

    Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. Jude my sincere thanks for your kind inclusion. Isn’t that bench a riot? The artist so clever with that sneaky squirrel included. Being next to the university I wonder if the inspiration came from an actual scene?

  3. Plundering the memory banks again, Jude! Lucerne seems to have provided some wonderful material. 🙂
    Amazing to see Debbie back so soon! Is Meg travelling do you know?

    1. Montreux! Birthday treat in 2009 I think. Yes, lovely to see Debbie, hope she doesn’t do too much too soon and Meg is busy beach hopping I believe!

    1. It is one of the photos that made me decide to run the bench series as I have so many (as you have found out) and they don’t always fit into any category. So I created my own category!

    1. Not busking as far as I could tell, an odd place to do it if he was. No I think he was just out with his girl and they were enjoying themselves. I did use a tilt focus to blur out the rubbish bin a bit.

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