Thursday, 5 November 2009

Bench of the Week (27) - Lake Agnes

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These benches are located on the south-east side of the Lake Agnes Tea House above Lake Louise, behind Beehive Mountain, in Banff National Park.


On the opposite side of the Tea House is Lake Agnes with another bench to sit and contemplate nature while watching the remaining ice melt.



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Please visit RuneE of Visual Norway, who has begun an informal meme of Bench of the Week, for other participants.



Photo Credits: [1][2]-dangingnomad3 CC=nd-flickr. CLICK TO ENLARGE

14 comments:

RuneE said...

No one can complain about the design of these benches! Local products used, and probably made by somebody with a sense of humour.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Great benches - the cliff face behind the tea house loooks awesome.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for this. I've always been curious about the tea house.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd like to curl up out there in a nice snuggy!

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, most of the man-made benches in the national parks are unique.

Gerald, this is a wonderful place for a respite after climbing the trail from Lake Louise.

Leah, I've been up here on horseback, the best way to save one's legs.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, it's quite pleasant at the tea house in the summer, though usually teeming with tourists. Fall is best to avoid the crowds.

Teresa said...

So are there hotel rooms at the tea house, as in can I move in there and never leave? These benches are great!

Barbara Martin said...

Teresa, this is a summer only tea house and very far up the mountain. You could take permanent rooms at the Chateau Lake Louise, I'm sure. I will be doing a hiking post on this trail later this month so you will be able to see how far up it is from the Chateau.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

These photos are terrific!
Thanks for dropping by our blog - agree that alternative like Reiki will be very useful in the future - and now!

Phoenix C. said...

Oh I love these benches! They look really natural and kind of friendly! And the views - oh to be there!

Barbara Martin said...

Trish and Rob, thanks.

Phoenix, the location is magnificent when there aren't too many tourists, otherwise the place becomes too crowded. But the views are wonderful from here.

Reader Wil said...

These benches are so rural and wonderful! The photos are stunning too! Thanks, Barbara!

Lana Gramlich said...

Very lovely. But for the snow & cold, I would LOVE to have that place.

Dina said...

Benches meant to last! Just like those rugged mountains. Gorgeous country.