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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Brand New Benches


Last week I came across two brand new benches and a tree at the corner of Market Street and Union Street.

They are just across the road from the Cheshire Cheese and handy for watching the queues at the traffic lights.


As you can tell from this close-up, they are made of metal and will therefore be rather cold to sit upon. The rain had stopped a few hours previously but it was still wet. I've heard some folk have taken to carrying a small towel in their shopping bags for just such an occasion.

A much older bench features today on Ackworth born, gone West as my contribution to ABC Wednesday.

29 comments:

RuneE said...

Highly relevant for some of our Internet-friends - and for the passer-bys. Good enough to sit on.

richies said...

I thinks I will sit down and rest a moment

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Fotosekken said...

Brrr, cold and wet. =o)

Lene said...

Ok, so then we are at least three whith benches B-post ;) But mine aren`t brand new as yours ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

OH Gosh! I won`t sit `cause I haven`t got my towel in the purse. It`s really a shame! :-( your friend Léia

Babooshka said...

The familiar sight of a sprinkling of rain on a bench. Still somehow better than morning dew which looks pretty but is lethal for a soaking.

marley said...

Although a nice design they aren't very practical!

imac said...

Nice shot Gerald, but you cant beat a good ol wooden seat with moss growing on it.

Berthddu Suit said...

They may be cold and wet but they actually look quite comfy! Attractive too!

Lois said...

We could never have metal benches here because in the summer they would be too hot to sit on even in the shade!

Granny Smith said...

Bet they'll be very comfortable if you should happen to have a hot summer.

ChrissyM said...

Yikes metal benches?? They would be cold in the winter and hot in the summer!!

ChrissyM said...

Yikes metal benches?? They would be cold in the winter and hot in the summer!!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Did you say RAIN? Oh I do miss that. Nothin but snow here in Minnesota for months...nice benches!

Ruby said...

I do like the look of these benches but they remind me of something and I can't quite think what. It'll probably come to me as soon as I hit publish.

shutterhappyjenn said...

Hmmm... I bet it would difficult to sit on that on cold days. But, it's better to have something to sit on than nothing. =)

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ramblingwoods.com said...

If you're not paying attention you could end up with one wet fanny..LOL

nobu said...

I like the contrast of those benches and that naked tree.

Ruby said...

This morning, one look at the bottom photo and I know immediately. It's a sandwich toaster. If it could be heated up and the top part put on a hinge, some rather nice giant toasties could be made in there.

That's a great laugh out loud comment from ramblingwoods, who I hope is American and not British :-D

Abraham Lincoln said...

The city began making park like bences several years ago. The top most back support board says, "Welcome to Brookville," and the rest are just boards and they are stuck into preformed cement end pieces. They work and are used but not as often as the city fathers would have thought. The bus that comes into town and picks up people who are going to Dayton, Ohio have bus stops made of acrylic plastic on the sides,top and back. It is clear. The seat inside is made of steel and painted blue. They are used a lot.

Carolina said...

I'm still not clear on the piles-subject yet. Dó you get piles from sitting on a cold wet bench? These ones will give you some enormous ones then :-O
Nice design, but not at all practical. What's wrong with wooden seats? I like that they've planted a tree. That makes it look more friendly.

slim said...

This has a "techie" look but very impractical material. Wood is economically friendly but not long lasting and splinters are not fun. What about "green" recycled plastic benches that are beautifully designed? Great post for the community, Gerald.

Dee said...

Nice. Don't think I would want to sit on cold or raining days.

Miss_Yves said...

It's the second set of benches I see today.they are different and pleasant !
Now, modern benches in a modern town!

bitingmidge said...

Parts of me puckered at the thought of sitting on frozen metal!

I'm sure summer will see the crowds sitting in their droves though!

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Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for offering us seat with a view! LOL.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I like em we have benches oútside church and they are always getting broken by vandals metal ones might break the vandals then we would get sued.

Pernill@ said...

Looks good enough to rest on..
The pictures are nice

Tootie said...

Those benches should last forever. Seems like a great idea.

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