Virtual Travelling: Snowy Park Benches

You can’t sit and read on them, so you might as well make a snowman!

Park benches covered in snow and surrounded by deep drifts; a small snowman with a cheerful face and twigs making spiky hair is sitting on a seating space

Sunnyboy / Vienna, Austria (2013) by Stephan Rebernik, on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Stephan Rebernik’s Snowcapped Vienna set on Flickr is all worth a look. It’s one of the cities I haven’t visited yet.

I love park benches – I have even been known to sit and read on a snowy one when sufficiently rugged up (good idea to choose a wooden bench and carry a rubber backed quilt though). I have favourite benches around Sydney for different times of the year – whether I want sun or shade, waves or waterfowl, dogs to watch or really quiet with just the rustle of leaves in a gentle breeze.

Do you have a favourite bench?



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5 replies

  1. P.S. Flickr has several bench-related photo pools (of course).
    Bench Monday (anything bench-like) appears to be the most active.

  2. I don’t really have a favourite, but this one in the UK looks pretty good.

  3. I’m fond of this bench in Fawkner Park.
    I like the Flagstaff Gardens, too, but don’t have a favourite bench (I seldom get there).

  4. I prefer to sit on the grass myself. I don’t find park benches particularly comfortable.

  5. Sitting on the ground is hard for me – my back and legs are dodgy and getting up is difficult. I’d do it more if I had one of the seats they gave us on the Penguin Tour on Phillip Island last year. The seats were stiff, padded rectangles, about A3 size, braced with cords at the sides to keep them at right-angles when opened. There was just enough padding to make them comfortable and they gave back support. Apparently people rave about them on every tour. :)

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