Bench series: September

High Viewpoint, Inverewe
High Viewpoint, Inverewe

Having failed dismally to find anything for Jude’s colourful benches challenge last month, I knew I’d have better luck with September’s – metal benches. The High Viewpoint at Inverewe Gardens in Wester Ross has two fairly nondescript specimens – but the view makes up for their lack of attractiveness!

High Viewpoint, Inverewe
High Viewpoint, Inverewe

The photograph below wasn’t taken for the bench at all, but for the mural behind it. That’s the wall of the ticket office at Dirleton Castle – if you zoom in, you can read the notice at the right hand side:

The children of Dirleton Primary School’s 100 year wall painting of the village and castle.

Bench at Dirleton Castle
Bench at Dirleton Castle

And the bench is metal. Result! For more metal benches, visit Jude at Travel Words.

16 thoughts on “Bench series: September

  1. VioletSky September 13, 2015 / 21:49

    I like benches with backs and open slats. And views.


    • Anabel Marsh September 13, 2015 / 22:11

      Yes, views – definitely the views are important!


  2. emmasouthlondon September 13, 2015 / 12:47

    Gosh, Anabel – you’re right, those amazing views could make up for any ‘unattractiveness’ in the immediate environment!
    It looks like a lovely place for a sit down and think…
    Emma 🙂


  3. Birgit September 10, 2015 / 20:48

    I saw that first picture and just dreamed that I was there. These pictures are lovely


  4. Heyjude September 10, 2015 / 19:42

    As much as I have to agree with you that the benches are no beauties, the views definitely make up for them and I always love to see community street art and murals, I can spend ages studying maps. Nice to see you back in the challenge Anabel 🙂


    • Anabel Marsh September 10, 2015 / 20:21

      Thanks, Jude! That might be it for metal but looking forward to the inscribed month: have a few for that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Anabel Marsh September 9, 2015 / 22:45

      Amazing how many benches you suddenly start seeing!


    • Heyjude September 10, 2015 / 19:45

      Careful! It becomes an obsession!
      Jude xx


  5. vannillarock September 9, 2015 / 18:48

    Only been to Inverewe once many years ago, but thought it was so beautiful and the variety of delicate plants (protected by the mildness of the gulf stream) was a revelation.
    I rarely get around to the bench challenge, even though I take an unhealthy number of shots of them!

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    • Anabel Marsh September 9, 2015 / 18:57

      I’ll do a full post on Inverewe – eventually! It was beautiful: we’d been before too, but the best part of 30 years ago so I didn’t remember much about it.

      Liked by 1 person

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