Jude’s Bench Challenge: August

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:

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins (rear)

Mary Poppins (rear)

Peter Pan (rear)

Peter Pan (rear)

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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.

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20 thoughts on “Jude’s Bench Challenge: August

  1. Ah, thank you for sharing these. Someone mentioned the book benches and I was hoping that I’d get to see one, and you have given me several. It appears that many colourful benches are also unusual! As for the stone fox, there is a theme coming up for people/things ON a bench but I am happy to have something UNDER the bench. After all rules are meant to be broken 😀
    Thanks again for these, you have made me happy.

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  3. These are amazing! I love public art projects like this. I, too, would love to see more shots if you have them (of course there are probably some floating around the interwebs as well).

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