A sign that says there’s a story waiting to be told…
The newly opened Winter garden at Wakehurst has a magnificent bench at its heart. It’s framed by a magnificent witch hazel, which served to brighten up the coldest of winter days at the official opening.
Sitting down to recharge your batteries has taken on a whole new meaning in Bristol’s Millennium Square, thanks to an art installation called The Energy Tree.
The solar panels store energy which is fed through those pipes you can see above the bench. These allow visitors to sit down, relax, and recharge the batteries in their mobile phones.
I went to Bristol by train recently and was surprised to find this bright pink Gumdrop near the ticket barrier. I whipped out my camera to take this photo, much to the amusement of the ticket attendant.
“That’s new, how long has it been here?” I asked her.
“Oh about a year”, she replied. So much for my powers of observation then.
“Not only that”, chimed in a fellow passenger, “it’s made out of recycled chewing gum.”
I looked more closely and by gum, she’s right…
A great guest bench and find from my friend Roz on her recent trip Seville, which also adds to the countries tally for Friday Bench 🙂
She said on Facebook:
“I have to admit it was rather cold to sit on but I’m sure the cool tiles would be lovely in the summer heat!”
Who needs a tiny little plaque when you can proclaim loudly and proudly whose life this bench commemorates?
Sadly Toby died too young (aged 20) and the memorial fund raised in his name paid for defibrillators to be placed in the town as well as 3 memorial benches in his name.
This might be the smallest telephone box ever! Squeezed inside is the brightest of yellow phones, which looks quite out of place when compared to its more ancient surroundings.
I found this at the gateway to Powis Castle, so we assumed it’s to ask for entry when the gate is locked.
Someone knows me very well!
May Christmas and the New Year be a good one for you and yours 🙂
Look carefully and you’ll see that this photo is 3 benches for the price of 1!
Naturally we couldn’t walk past without stopping to have some 🙂