Thursday, 14 May 2009

Bench of the Week (4)





These benches are in Vilna, Alberta with a built-in view. Click to enlarge.





Photo Credit: Fracture CC=nc-sa-flickr.

18 comments:

Clair Dickson said...

Very cool. =)

RuneE said...

First I must say that I have never seen parasols like that! It must be a pleasure to sit on those benches and enjoy life, the universe and everything ;-) My bench is here.

PS Thank you for the nice comments!

A Cuban In London said...

I know I should be looking at the benches but I got sidetracked by the mushrooms. They are majesitc. Yes, and the benches are cute, too.

Those mushrooms... :-)!

Greetings from London.

Barbara Martin said...

Clair, I agree.

RuneE, the photo made me chuckle when I first saw it.

Cuban, I'm curious why the mushrooms are there so I'm off to do some internet research. They certainly make a focal point for the picture.

Phoenix C. said...

Wonderful - it must be quite an unusual experience sitting with those great mushrooms!

(I forgot my bench this week because of the distraction of those bluebells - must remember next Friday!!)

J. L. Krueger said...

Ye gads! I'll bet the spores from those things are big as golf balls!

Eleanor said...

Forget the benches - the mushrooms tickle my fancy!

bindu said...

Interesting ... there is a set of three giant mushrooms near the park in Austin too! The ones here are red with white dots though. Same artist??

Thanks for your comment on my last post. I thought you would like it, since it had history, horses and nature. :)

laughingwolf said...

neat... do you have anything on the vegreville ukrainian egg?

Teresa said...

I love the mushroom sunshades and the benches, too. What a lovely place!

Maria said...

Haha, after all the rain we had here in Vienna lately, mushrooms could grown as tall as those on your photo :)))
Thanks for your visits, I'm so happy when I see you've come to my blog:)
Happy weekend to you, Barbara!

Hagelrat said...

what fun!! We need more of that sort of thing in the UK.

Barbara Martin said...

Phoenix, I would think it to be relaxing on the senses to imagine being wee thing in a giant world. (Unless, of course, something might step on you by mistake).

J.L., that's quite the imagination! I'll have to see if I can find photos of the dinosaurs at the Calgary Zoo.

Eleanor, the mushrooms speak volumes.

Barbara Martin said...

Bindu, it's interesting to learn in other parts of the world there are similar items.

Tony, not yet, nor anything on the UFO landing pad at St. Paul, Alberta.

Teresa, it certainly gives a different slant on the view.

Barbara Martin said...

Maria, I think the inspiration came from the fertilizer that is used on neighbouring farms: where mushrooms and toadstools pop up all over the fields sometimes.

Hagelrat, but I do enjoy the equestrian statues in most of the town and city squares.

Cloudia said...

Fantastical!!!!

aloha-

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Hahahaha!

laughingwolf said...

is there not something along those lines in vulcan, alta, as well? ;)