BENCHES BY THE RIVERS – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Friday: BENCH

Photos: Garry and Marilyn Armstrong

There is always something a bit forlorn about an empty bench. It needs people. Activity. Motion.

When it is empty, it seems to say “something is missing.” It is the perfect viewing spot, but no one is viewing.

River Bend

River Bend again

Photo: Garry Armstrong

There are many more benches. I don’t know why they are such a popular subject for photographers, but they seem to be.



Categories: #BlackstoneRiver, #Photography, Daily Prompt, River

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21 replies

  1. Beautiful. Love your post.

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  2. I love benches, though as you say it may sometimes seem forlorn. I will sit on one of these beauties anytime.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Teresa

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    • I actually NEED benches because I can’t change lenses without a flat place to work. I’m not one of those people who can do it one-handed on the edge of a volcano. Beside — I LIKE benches 😀

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  3. These are such beautiful photos. I do agree, a beach without people does seem forlorn, just a little. Having said that, these are beautiful. Pretty much beg you to come and have a gander yourself!

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  4. There must be something romantic about benches. I put a picture of one in Autumn Blues.
    Leslie

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  5. I’d never thought about benches being forlorn until I read this, but I can see what you mean now. I’ll never look at an empty bench in the same way again! Do you have any with plaques on over there? There’s a bit of a trend over here of benches donated to places from legacies left by people who loved a particular spot or location, and I think it’s rather a nice memorial. In many ways, I feel they need sitting on even more, to show we appreciate the gift. Nice post, Marilyn, and thanks for sharing your lovely bench photos with us. 🙂

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    • We have one from your Uxbridge. It’s our “twin town.” And you have one of ours, somewhere in Uxbridge. No idea where, though.

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      • Oh that’s interesting. I don’t know Uxbridge very well, but its not that far away, so when I’m down there I’ll have a look around and see if I can find it. 🙂

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  6. I love benches, and there are far too few, especially on long walks when a bench now and then would be appreciated.

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    • We are lucky in that our parks are FULL of benches. There are paths that don’t have them, but all the open areas of our many, many parks have lots of them including picnic tables, too.

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  7. They were a popular subject for me, before I git my wheelchair. I knew how far to hobble until I got a seat

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