Bench series #42

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)

Sculptures on benches in Pashley Manor Gardens, East Sussex/Kent

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:

There was a flurry of benches with sculptures last week with a couple from the prolific artist Seward Johnson (click on next at the bottom to scroll through the benches on his site). The first is from Anne who has entered several benches before but unfortunately I have missed them! Sorry Anne! And two from Sylvia. I have a photo of one of his sculptures ‘Kiss‘ that used to stand in San Diego, but yes that’s not on a bench!

Please welcome a new entry from New / Old Amsterdam with ghostly figures and the same sculpture from Elaine but in a different location or take a look at these benches with real human interest, one is sure to make you smile. Geriatrix and friends or Lori’s family having a giggle.
Tish on the other hand has a much more thought-provoking statue as does Elaine. But I’ll end on a sunnier note with an arty shot from Kaz of the most interesting bench shelters I have seen. Oh, how I wish I was sitting there now!

Occupied benches appears to be the favourite theme so far. Thank you all for sharing some fabulous benches and please check out the other links within the comment section.

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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.

77 thoughts on “Bench series #42”

  1. I keep meaning to enter this bench gig, but seem to never get around to it. Love what you’re doing here. Love these benches.

      1. I am a busy guy these days. But it’s kind of thing. If I’m traveling and see a bench, I’ll photograph it, so I have some…but who knows where because I’m not good at storing or categorizing beyond time and place.

        1. One of my tasks on the ‘to do’ list – organize, delete and categorize photos. Trouble is I’d have to stop taking any for a year to be able to get this done!

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