Monday, February 21, 2022

BENCHES


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There is a story that when a rooster found a white soccer ball in the fowl yard, he lined up all the hens and said “I’m not complaining, but I do want to point out what is being done elsewhere.”

I was put in mind of this when I received an email from Byter David G:

Hi Otto

Thought this might tweak your interest for some future Bytes article?

David

ps love your works.

Public Benches Around the World... FANTASTIC .

TOO MANY OH&S ISSUES FOR SILLY OLD AUSSIE TO ENJOY THEM ...


Before posting David’s pics, let me show you our local benches and the reason for the rooster story, the first pic being of a bench in Ashfield Park . . .




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David's pics . . . 








Love this one




















This is brilliant.









Thanks, David.


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Some bonus pics . . . 











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A final comment:

Some years ago the local Council in my area removed benches from a pedestrian mall.  The use of pedestrian malls as a planning tool has fallen into disfavour, primarily in the disadvantage it causes to shopkeepers by keeping shoppers away.  Many malls have been reconverted to parking and traffic.  The shopkeepers on this occasion had asked the Council to remove benches in that they were attracting what were considered undesirable elements, including homeless people, drunks, men congregating, after school teenagers etc, which in turn was keeping customers away.

Thoughts?

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