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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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. 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. 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 😀 😀

  1. 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!

      1. i can imagine I have already had a look at embellished benches in my collection and i might have just the one 🙂

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