Thursday, 23 July 2009

Bench of the Week (14)










These benches are located at Two Jack Lake, 12 miles from Banff, Alberta on the Lake Minnewanka Road Loop. The mountain shown is Mt. Rundle, 2949m (9675 ft). Mt. Rundle was named by John Palliser in 1858 after Reverend Robert Rundle, a missionary who visited the Banff area in the 1840s.

The Bench of the Week is an informal meme begun by RuneE of Visual Norway. Please visit his site for a lakeside bench.

Other participants are:
Gerald from Ackworth Born, Gone West with a refreshing bench.
Malyss has a bench location perfect for bird watching.
Pam of Textilosophy Oz has a bench in a picturesque location.
Dina from Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo has benches fit for siestas.



Photo Credit: Wing-Chi Poon, September 2006, wikipedia.

26 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I love the mountain's reflection in the water.

Reader Wil said...

I love these picnic benches. They were always so wonderful and inviting for a coffee stop after a long drive in our holidays.

Teresa said...

I love the reflection of the mountain in the lake! What a great place for a picnic!

RuneE said...

If that lake is always so quiet, that bench which is exceptional. And the name of that lake tells a story all by itself.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beautiful place to sit and relax. Superb photograph!

Slow and Beautiful — Snail

Hyde DP said...

such a gorgeous view

margi said...

I would love to eat my lunch at that bench!

Malyss said...

I must admit that the first thing I saw was not the bench..Ü
but this incredible reflection of the mountain in the lake! This being said, it's difficult to find a better place to a bench, considering the wonderful place where it is, and the wonderful view to admire.. it's taking breath!

Gallow said...

Wow, the reflection in this one is perfect.

Leah J. Utas said...

What a beautiful spot to sit and let the world go by.

Pam said...

Hi Barbara. A lovely scene for bench of the week. I've posted too. Come visit!

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, reflections in water have the same affect on many people.

Wil, a perfect tranquil spot to have a brief respite with a snack and drink.

Teresa, this spot and many others around the lake are excellent places to stop.

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, the times the water has been rough is during windy thunderstorms in summer, which pass quickly. Sometimes there's a bit of snow, too, but it quickly melts.

Bhavesh, welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Gerald, the Rocky Mountains are my favourite place on earth, with every turn a new delight to discover.

Barbara Martin said...

Margi, this bench definitely has a 'come hither' appeal to it.

Malyss, the location of a bench is important to attract people to stop awhile and refresh themselves, either through spirit or food.

Steve, if I had been attempting this shot, my pesky brothers would skip a rock on its surface.

Barbara Martin said...

Leah, I have many days I'd like to just go by in such a setting as this.

Pam, this location is almost perfection, indeed.

bindu said...

oh wow - What a perfect spot!

Lauren said...

That is the most awesome picnic spot that I have ever seen! I want to take a road trip right now and go find it! Wow!

Barbara Martin said...

Bindu, soon you will be so mesmerized that you and your husband will visit Banff in no time.

Lauren, if you do, it's a long two day drive from Chicago (I've driven from Toronto to Vancouver, B.C. in 2.5 days). Take the I-90 west out of Chicago to Butte, Montana, then change to I-15 north to the Canadian border, #2 north to Lethbridge, through Fort Macleod (might want to stop here to see the old NWMP post) up to Calgary, west again on #1-Trans Canada Highway to Banff. Make certain you have reservations for accommodation before you get to Banff. It fills up fast in the summer. An alternative would be to stay at one of the hostels. I have links on my hiking posts for more information.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic snaps. Beautiful reflection in the water.

Wendy said...

This is great... and what a fun meme! You should register your benches over on the waymarking web site!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the lake and mountains. You captured the reflection magnificently!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I would pack a lunch of raspberries and cheese for my picnic there! Gorgeous!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It seems like Canada has an endless supply of gorgeous vistas and a bench to take them in from.

PERBS said...

Definitely a beautiful spot to sit and eat and enjoy the view!

Barbara Martin said...

Rajesh, thank you.

Wendy, welcome and thanks for stopping by.

EG Tour, it is a nice place.

Barbara Martin said...

Pamela, a snack and a view go hand in hand.

Patti, I'd like to venture up north where the last remaining wilderness is.

PERBS, it is indeed.