Friday, 10 July 2009

Bench of the Week (12)




This bench is located at Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia. (Click to enlarge)

RuneE of Visual Norway began the impromptu meme of benches on Fridays.

Riverdaze has an splendid location for a bench.

PERBS has a bench in exquisite detail.

Dina has an interesting bench at a back gate.

Kerri has a bench waiting for a buffet.

Ackworth Born, Gone West has a memorial bench.

Photo Credit: jaxxon CC=nc-nd-flickr.

20 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the father and the son who are sitting there.

Teresa said...

This is another great bench, Barbara. I love it that you can sit and watch the boat traffic by the pier.

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful photo, Barbara! It looks like Norway! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. You asked if I was able to go into the castles. Yes we saw the interiors of the castles of Cheverny, Chambord, Chenonceau and Chaumond. I shall show them all in the next few weeks. But now I am taking a break for a few days. Too busy!!

RuneE said...

This one and its surroundings reminds me very much of the area in Norway called Lofoten (up North). The same type of seafront and the same colours. I'll have to look at my hard disk and see what I can find.

PERBS said...

What a neat bench to sit and watch activity in the marina. It looks like a long bench too. I just wonder why they don't put another back slat in there -- small children could fall through if they leaned back. . .

David Cranmer said...

Ah, what a great view to enjoy. And I finally took a bench shot of my own. Next week...

Dina said...

That would be a favorite bench if I were in BC.
Maybe someday I'll see Canada ...
The hikes in your blog are to die for.

Michele said...

Ah, the waterfront of Horseshoe Bay offers so much for the eyes when just relaxing at the bench... a nice picture.

laughingwolf said...

another area i really love... thx barbara :)

Gallow said...

I really like the Bench of the Week theme. How long have you been photographing benches? What made you think of this as a theme?

I like the Gull flying in from the upper 1/3 on the right. The Tree on the left makes for a nice framing.

The ferns near the water on the right almost had a Venus fly trap type of look. I found that interesting.

Leah J. Utas said...

Looks like a fun place. I'd sit on that bench and watch the world float by.

bindu said...

Such a great idea to photograph benches! This is a great picture - almost like a watercolor.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, togetherness gives a comfortable feel for the view.

Teresa, Horseshoe Bay also has the ferry terminus to go to Vancouver Island and farther north. This is a busy bay.

Wil, the Pacific coast along B.C. has outstanding views of the mountains.

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, this is a peek into the area where the huge ferries leave for Vancouver Island.

PERBS, the bench is a place I would like to sit and watch the local boats come and go.

David, I look forwrad to seeing your bench.

Barbara Martin said...

Dina, all of BC is wonderful.

With respect to the hikes, I try to post on trails where I have actually set foot or ridden on part of them.

Michele, being around water has always been relaxing for me.

Tony, I think you love water.

Barbara Martin said...

Gallow, RuneE came up with the bench meme, though it is an imformal one.

The majority of the photographs on this blog come from the Commons or Wikipedia. Photo credits are always listed at the bottom of each post.

Flickr likes those who use the Creative Commons photos to link to the photographer on their specific pages, but I have had computer glitches with doing this. Thus I put the information about each photo in a credit line with a corresponding photo number for identification.

Barbara Martin said...

Leah, you should take a trip to the BC coast some day to smell the salty air.

Cloudia said...

Could indeed smell the briney air!
There is a Canadian show on US TV called "The Listener" that is filmed in Toronto. What a great city, Barbara!

Aloha from Honolulu ;-)

Comfort Spiral

Barbara Martin said...

Cloudia, Toronto does have some redeeming qualities.

laughingwolf said...

i do indeed :)