Benches … they are everywhere in Ireland. They are located around many venues for those that need
a place to wait on their companions. If you have been walking for a distance, they are an excellent opportunity to take a break and catch your breath. You even see them on front lawns as you are driving through a town or the countryside; inviting neighbors for an evening chat. For each one that I noticed, I would hear a voice asking … Join me?
So, I started photographing them. I have dozens of bench images and I can’t wait to capture more. Some are plain, some are weathered, and some add to the elaborate backdrop to a historic venue. Most are wooden or metal. Although, I have come upon some very uncomfortable ones of stone.
My favorite few are those that are tucked away. The ones where you can sit undisturbed for an hour or so. I find myself getting lost in the moment as I blend into the scenery.
And, I always come back to the thought … think of the stories that these benches could tell; the conversations they have heard over time. Now that would make for a great blog! We could call it ‘The Benches of Ireland.’
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