Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Bench: Sandy Lane

Benches are a common ingredient to a number of different photoblogs. Rune E of Visual Norway last week suggested others might post benches regularly on Fridays.

As a sedate antidote to the Friday sky meme which starts Thursdays and disappears by Tuesday, it seems a great idea if done informally without the need for a specific controlling meme.

This week's bench is one I discovered yesterday halfway along Sandy Lane which climbs out of Romiley towards the hamlet of Greave on the edge of Stockport, Cheshire.

I was walking downhill so didn't need to avail myself of it. The elderly gentleman walking up who looked as if he'd be glad of it said "Afternoon, I'm not stopping or I'll not get started again".

I crossed the road and photographed it.


  1. You have caught the spirit of the whole thing quite correctly - both the principle and the bench. The bench is there if you want and/or need it (I think I would very much like to test it), and all the rest is as informal as can be.

  2. Nice idea. My posts are usually planned well in advance but I'll try to join in every now and then...

  3. It looks like a beautiful wooden bench in the SHADE! Great catch!

    I had a hard time figuring where the bench was -- on which blog -- maybe next time, you could leave the url for those of us who might be confused with such a long list of blogs. Ü

  4. A perfect bench for the occasion. I understand the elderly gents comment perfectly. It would be tempting to sit and then stay too long watching the world go by.

  5. It looks a nice spot - almost camouflaged with the wall and trees.