“There are no benches in Amsterdam,” we complain to our Air B and B host Michéle, rubbing our sore feet.
“There are benches everywhere,” Michéle says, astonished, “in front of every house.”
“But those are private,” I point out.
“Pffft! I sit there anyway; it does not matter…”
At any rate, due to my inability to recognize a bench when I see one, I don’t have a single photo of a bench in Amsterdam.
I did, however, find a few artsy benches in Rotterdam, such as this laser-cut metal one, possibly the most comfortable of the Dutch bunch. (Holland)
Wind-blown sand piling up around a bench at Petit Fort Philippe on the north coast of France.
Stairs to the temple with a overgrown stone bench to rest on, Inle Lake, Myanmar. (More about this portion of our bike ride around Inle Lake.)
A ‘decor’ cat has artistically arranged itself on an appropriately matching bench in Ko Lanta, Thailand.
A cast-iron squirrel bench at the Morecambe railway station in England.
Red leaves on a red bench at November’s Culture Crawl in Vancouver, Canada.
A bench in Dinant, Belgium. (More about getting lost in Dinant)
Benches made up of the unique stones found on Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands of Ireland.
An interesting character relaxing on a park bench in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (More about exploring Santiago de Compostela in Spain.)
This bench can only be from the one place with the happiest, best-dressed Mariachi muertos… (Mexico)
More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Bench.