Inviting Benches…

I am sure we all know those inviting benches , which we find are hard to just walk by. A perfect resting place in between our way . When searching through my files, I realized that I take most of the time a photo from the surroundings rather than from the bench itself. However I managed to find some in my files. Have a seat and may you enjoy!

The first one is a bench at Muncaster Castle, looking out over the valley and the mountains. Muncaster Castle is a privately owned castle overlooking the River Esk, about a mile east of the west-coastal town of Ravenglass in Cumbria, England. As most castles in England it’s beautifully preserved inside and outside.

Ready? Let’s walk to the next one…

It doesn’t get better than this , you might think. Sun ,blue sky and blue sea. Sit down on this bench in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England and dream away……and if you would like to see more of Lyme Regis, there is full post about the town on my blog.

Ready? there is more….

Too cold? Well ok, I do see your point. It might better to take a seat on this bench in summer time, however then the area might be very crowded . “Vlietland (300 hectares) is one of the largest and most attractive water sports, recreation and nature areas in the Netherlands! The heart of Vlietland is formed by three lakes with a total area of ​​approximately 130 hectares”.(text courtesy website Vlietland)

Let’s stroll on……

This one is for all you romantic souls out there . The so-called berceau is to be found around the rose gardens in the gardens of the Castle in Arcen . Such a covered walkway was very popular with castle dwellers in the 18th century. Arcen is a village on the river Maas in the Dutch province of Limburg, The Netherlands.

Sorry … this bench is already taken…

This little feathered friend I found on the bench in Linz am Rhein , Germany. It’s very a lovely village to visit any time of the year. According to Wikipedia is the village the sister city of Marietta, Georgia in the United States, Linz in Austria and Pornic in France.

And last but not least..

My favourite bench on the island of Schiermonnikoog, one of the beautiful islands at the Waddenzee in the North of the Netherlands.

Have a great weekend and take care ❤

31 Replies to “Inviting Benches…”

    1. Thank you, Rabirius, happy to hear you like the benches. I agree on the bench and the canon being interesting, it’s like relax but stay alert 🙂 🙂

  1. Lovely photos and narrative, Francina. They all look so inviting and I love the occupant on the bench that is taken. Adorable. 🙂 Wishing you a peaceful day. Love and hugs across the pond. xo

    1. Thank you, dear Lauren. How wonderful to see you have returned to blogger land! 🙂
      May your days peaceful as well! Love and hugs right back at you across the pond ❤ xx

    1. Dankjewel. Graag gedaan, ik was je even kwijt geraakt, maar ben blij dat ik de link naar je nieuwe blok gevonden hebt Jij ook nog een fijne zondag!

    1. Thank you, Jo. I do see your point 🙂 🙂 It was indeed a neat experience to walk the cobbled pier with the movie in mind. 🙂 Take care ❤

  2. Francina,

    I am transported by both the text and the photos.
    What a grand stroll this lovely Saturday morning.
    I like the crisp air at Vietland as experienced on
    this virtual stroll. It really made me feel awake
    and alive. As for that little bird taking up the
    whole bench, the very nerve! This post puts
    a smile in the heart. Thank you!


    1. Dear Sarah,
      Thank you very kindly for your visit and much appreciated comments!
      How wonderful to see you and have a word from you!
      I am happy to hear you enjoyed our stroll together.

      as ever ❤

  3. The beauty of a peaceful setting, you so aptly portray in your subject of benches, too often is unconsciously ignored, without one tripping onto one, and then some, when the misplaced hurry of youth blinds to the comforting and enlightening purpose of your beautiful imagery.
    Thank you Francina for sharing your Netherlands Inviting Benches…

    1. Thank you, dear Jean-Jacques, for your lovely comment, and you are welcome, it’s my pleasure to share.
      Take care and keep healthy!

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