I was wondering idly what the challenge was for this month, and hoping it would be something to do with animals as I have photos of a bench with a stone fox curled beneath it. It turns out she wants pix of colourful benches, and there is no way other than through a lot of digital editing my fox bench would fit.
A while ago I posted a picture of a mosaiced bench at St John’s Waterloo. Here’s a link if you’d like to see it. Obviously photos of Gaudi’s snaking benches would fit too, but it seems a good chance to share some of the many pictures of book benches that featured in London last summer.
Here are a few for starters:
There were fifty of them all together, the idea of the National Literacy Trust, shaped like open books and decorated by a cross section of people from around the country. Later they were auctioned for the trust. I became a bit obsessed by them, and took loads of photos. Sometimes it was quite hard to get a photo of one without someone sitting on it. I didn’t always succeed.