Friday, December 31, 2010

Nordwall Gallery

Nordwall Gallery & Studio, Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 2010
(Photo by Randy, Santa Fe Daily Photo)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tabard Square

Tabard Square, Southwark, London
Tabard Square, Southwark
London, January 2008

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rookwood Gardens

Benches looking away from the fountain
Rookwood Gardens, Sydney, April 2010
(Photo by J Bar, Sydney - City and Suburbs)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ultental

Lonely bench, Ulten Valley (Val d'Ultimo)
South Tyrol, December 2010
(Photo by Karl, Bolzano Daily Photo)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Corner Bench

International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park
Portland, Oregon, April 2010
(Photo by tapirgal, Astoria Daily Photo)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Scali delle Ancore

Boat-bench, Scali delle Ancore, Livorno
Boat-bench, Scali delle Ancore
Livorno, November 2010
(Photo by VP, Livorno Daily Photo)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Waterloo

Benches in the suburb of Waterloo
Sydney, November 2010
(Photo by J Bar, Sydney - City and Suburbs)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Glitter Bench

Bench outside a shop, Quercianella, Livorno
Outside a shop, Quercianella
Livorno, August 2010
(Photo by VP, Livorno Daily Photo)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Water Bench

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Lika, Croatia, March 2010
(Photo by Arashi, shutter stutters)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cairoli Brothers

Next to the Cairoli brothers monument
Viale Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pincian Hill
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle bench, Warwick
England, February 2010
(Photo by tapirgal, Astoria Daily Photo)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snowy Bench

Piazza dei Grani, Livorno
Bench and skylight, former “Piazza dei Grani
Livorno, December 2010
(Photo by VP, Livorno Daily Photo)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Woolen Mills

Pendleton Woolen Mills, Pendleton
Oregon, September 2010
(Photo by cieldequimper, Versailles Daily Photo)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lucullo Bench

Bench at the back of the American Embassy
Via Lucullo, Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coming and Going

“Coming and Going” by Sasha Reid (with benches)
Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour, Sydney, November 2010
(Photo by J Bar, Sydney - City and Suburbs)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marble Bench

Marble bench, private garden, Livorno
Marble bench, private garden
Livorno, May 2010
(Photo by VP, Livorno Daily Photo)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Banbury Bench

Banbury train station, Oxfordshire
England, February 2010
(Photo by tapirgal, Astoria Daily Photo)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Capitoline Bench

Bench, Capitoline Hill, Rome
Continuous bench, Capitoline Hill
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bench with a Rug

Unpainted bench with Native American rug
Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2010
(Photo by Randy, Santa Fe Daily Photo)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Raw Bench

Concrete bench, Quercianella, Livorno
Concrete bench, Quercianella
Livorno, August 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Autumn in Desenzano

Desenzano del Garda, Brescia
Lombardy, October 2010
(Photo by Karl, Bolzano Daily Photo)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surfboard Bench

Wanda Beach, Bate Bay, Cronulla
Sydney, May 2010
(Photo by J Bar, Sydney - City and Suburbs)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Romantic Moment

Seen somewhere in Paris
(Not really a bench, but...)
Paris, July 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon train station
England, February 2010
(Photo by tapirgal, Astoria Daily Photo)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Watcher

Viale Trinità dei Monti
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fair Benches

Feira Internacional de Lisboa (International Fair of Lisbon)
Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations)
Lisbon, December 2008
(Photo by Traveling Hawk, Traveling Hawk)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Passerelle des Arts

Pont des Arts, Paris
Bench, Pont des Arts
(Pont Neuf in background)
Paris, July 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Castle Hill Avenue

Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, New York City
New York, November 2010
(Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph a Day)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

An Arcadian Dream Garden

An Arcadian Dream Garden by Ian Hamilton Finlay
“An Arcadian Dream Garden” by Ian Hamilton Finlay
Written on twenty benches in the plaza of
30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
City of London, September 2005

The tomb from Nicolas Poussin's
The Arcadian Shepherds pitted with
bullet holes and scars.

A weather worn oar standing upright
in a field dotted with nettles and thistles.

An ornamental lake, on which floats
a small sailing boat or bark, with a
bark-textured hull.

A large baroque sculpture of
nymphs and satyrs riding on a tank
in the manner of tank marines.

A tree pierced right through
by a bronze arrow.

An orchestral (not a rustic) flute
a strawberry plant growing from it

A small grove composed of young pine trees
and delicate columns. All the needles which
fall from the trees are carefully swept into
heaps around the bases of the columns.

A bronze representation of a guitar
(realistic) leaning on the trunk of a
tree. (A silver birch.)

The word Fragile in roman letters,
on a formal stone placed upright by
the foot of a birch tree.

A tank approaching an
18th century ha-ha.


A heron with the head of the philosopher
Epicurus. The shaft surrounded by wild
flowers and thorns, is inscribed with the
quotation live unknown.

A living tree, on the trunk of which
is a carefully painted representation
of a classical highlight.

A neoclassical tomb in a ruinous
condition. On a piece of stone fallen
among weeds the inscription
Life is Short - The Tomb is Fleeting.

A rose lying on a rock under
a thundercloud.

An exquisitely sculptured marble tank,
inlaid with a copy of the landscape
background of Nicolas Poussin Numa
Pompilius and the Nynph Egeria
.

A small rise, over which the top of
a mast and sail may be glimpsed,
suggesting the sea.

A smooth barked tree (such as a beech)
reflected in the rippled water which makes
the smooth bark seem rough.

Carved on a low broken column in a
clearing the numerals 00 XXX CCXXVI L
(the dialing code for Delphi).

A similar column, but with the
dialing code for Rome (00 CCCXC VI).

A slender stone vase containing
a hyacinth: on the side of the vase
the letters Ai Ai.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aldobrandini Two

Bench, Villa Aldobrandini
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wagon Wheel Bench

Benches at a south Phoenix conference center
Phoenix, Arizona, November 2010
(Photo by Sharon, Phoenix Daily Photo)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Guardians of Petra

Jordanian Armed Forces soldiers
Petra, Jordan, May 1995
(Photo by VP, Daily Photo Stream)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shakespeare's Benches

Rear garden, Shakespeare's Birthplace
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
England, February 2010
(Photo by tapirgal, Astoria Daily Photo)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Forbidden Bench

Bench with a planter, Viale Einaudi
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

City Centre

Benches next to the Cathedral, city centre
Stavanger, Norway, November 2010
(Photo by Gunn, Stavanger Daily Photo)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cour Carrée

Cour Carrée, Musée du Louvre
Paris, July 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ghost Bench

Ghost town hotel bench, Shaniko
Oregon, September 2010
(Photo by cieldequimper, Versailles Daily Photo)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Piazza Grande

Bus stop, piazza Grande, Livorno
Waiting a bus, Piazza Grande
Livorno, November 2010
(Photo by VP, Livorno Daily Photo)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jardim do Ultramar

Tropical Gardens, Lisbon
Jardim Botânico Tropical - Jardim do Ultramar
(Tropical Gardens - Overseas Gardens)
Belém, Lisbon, December 2008
(Photo by Traveling Hawk, Traveling Hawk)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Under the Tower

Bench under the Eiffel Tower
Bench, Eiffel Tower
Paris, July 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Garden Tomb

Benches, Garden Tomb (Gordon's Calvary)
Jerusalem, October 2010
(Photo by Dina, Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Egyptian Gate

Egyptian Gate by Luigi Canina, Rome
Egyptian Gate by Luigi Canina
Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kogod Courtyard

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard by Norman Foster
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard by Norman Foster
National Portrait Gallery, Washington
District of Columbia, November 2010
(Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph a Day)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Salle du Manège

Salle du Manège, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Salle du Manège, Musée du Louvre
Paris, July 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fossil Bench

Fossil, Wheeler County, Oregon
Bench in Fossil, Wheeler County
Oregon, September 2010
(Photo by cieldequimper, Versailles Daily Photo)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Aesculapius Bench

Temple of Aesculapius bench, Rome
Temple of Aesculapius, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010
(Photo by Trillian, Livorno Daily Photo)