|Hiking in British Columbia. A bench like this at the top of a hill is a welcome sight.|
|Stanley Park in Vancouver. I'm not sure if you can see how hot it is. Everything--the flowers and the grass--looks so cool, but it was blistering hot that day.|
|A bench overlooking Achensee in Austria. That's the very touristy but pretty village of Pertisau, the yellow from the trees, in the background. It's a nice, long walk around the lake.|
|The middle one is me. I'm sitting on a bench in the ruins of Lycia, the birthplace of Saint Nicholaus in Turkey.|
|I wonder if someone is saving this bench for themselves with these beer bottles in this Berlin Park.|
|A guest bench! 'Ceci est un banc' by Paola Fornari (www.espacios.be), Tory Island, Donegal, August 2012.
|Also a bench along the Thames Path in London, very close to London Bridge. Lovely and artistic, but I prefer a bench with a back--because mine needs one.|
|New York City in February. It was a cool but sunny day. This lonely bench in Central Park looked more like a piece of art than a place to sit.|
|And this is my favorite bench pic of the last few years. OK, it's technically not a bench, but there is room for multiple behinds, and you can keep fit while you're resting--if that makes any sense at all.|
I must be off,
Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire), the story of a man struggling with expectations. Available from Amazon Anything.