Friday, July 10, 2009

Private initiative

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Would you trust this rickety-looking bench?
Sighted outside the back entrance to a vintage apartment building in a back street of Jerusalem's Beit Hakerem neighborhood.
"Benches on Friday" is the brainchild of RuneE. His scenic benches are in Visual Norway. In his comments section are some other blog-friends who offer you a seat on their benches. Come join us!
May you have a restful and peaceful Sabbath, wherever you sit. Shabbat shalom!
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18 comments:

RuneE said...

I must admit that i would be a tiny bit careful sitting down. I suppose any guest you bring would have to sit a capella.

Is it a garage at the back og the bridge?

PS Thank you for the comments - I looked up your link again and he certainly has a magnificent view from his benches. I left a couple of comments.

Kay said...

Gosh! I don't know... however, it's got a good wind break. :-)

Dina said...

Rune, wait, isn't a capella about music? Do you know some meaning that I don't? Explain, please! Now I'm curious.
No, no garage. Israel doesn't have garages, except in the expensive private villas.
Thanks for visiting Father Adam.

Dina said...

Good Kay, you would see a wind break. While I only saw it as a privacy thing to block my view. :)

RuneE said...

As far as I know A capella means "alone" or without music. Solo might perhaps have been better - a fancy word for saying "without company" :-)

Lesson: never use fancy words in a language that is not my own :-(

Dina said...

Rune, oh, I get it.
Oh no, please don't stop experimenting with words; I love it!

PERBS said...

It matches the boards in the gate and fence behind it. I think the ends stabilize it. It fits in well.

I, too, visited yoru friend's bench and it sure is in a beautiful setting.

PS I think Rune's use of a capella was most interesting. . . just something new for me. I loved it. It was perfect description.

Abe Lincoln said...

If that is a bench then I got lots of them. I got one that is so old the only thing sitting on it with any degree of safety is the fly I see.

Leif Hagen said...

Hi Dina - cozy bench photo! Looks like a quiet and peaceful place to relax and ponder.

Sailor Girl said...

Can I go and sit there for a while, now that I am capela again?

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Thank you DINA for your nice comment about the clouds reflected on that shiny «thing» at the submarine with a view to Lisbon's beautiful Sky!

Shabbat shalom!!

Barbara Martin said...

I would think that sitting over the supported area would be best. A friend could sit on the end to stabilize the board.

gigihawaii said...

a capella means without instrumental accompaniment. Doesn't necessarily mean solo, because a whole choir could sing a capella.

Love your pictures, Dina!

Cloudia said...

I would like to sit on a bench talking with you, Dina!

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

FA said...

Thanks, Dina. I prefer to stand. This must come from an unpleasant and embarrassing moment when a piano bench gave way under me.

Hilda said...

With many benches in the Philippines looking like it (in variety stores, transportations stops, roadside eateries), I won't even think twice about sitting on it, especially since it's in a shady spot ;)

spacedlaw said...

Even if it is rickety it is still charming!

pasadenaadjacent said...

Not so much a bench but maybe a scratching post for wandering cats

Reader Wil said...

It's a very interesting bench, but not inviting for a long rest!