City benches

I discovered an eclectic collection of city benches this last weekend.

It happened when I went for a walk over the weekend to a local library to drop off some overdue books. I took my camera with me and returned with both the library books (there was a problem with the drop-off option) and an album of photographs from the walk.

The benches are mostly in a park along a busy road although the most interesting one was outside the library building itself.

Metallic city benches
I love this bench. It seems to have been designed to allow two people to sit facing each other while reclining. Great for some conversation or keeping to yourself while sharing a space.

The paint on some of the wooden benches looked somewhat faded and weathered. The resulting look appeals to me.

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This next one is particularly striking, for some reason.

Faded city benches
Weathered flowers

Some benches seem to have a voice that hints at an unspoken story, like this one:

City benches speaking to each other
There is a story here …

I enjoy walking around my city with my camera. It’s proving to be a great way to explore the city and its nuances. You can view my complete album from that solo photowalk on Flickr.

Tall buildings fascinate me for some reason

Lately, tall buildings fascinate me and I have been photographing them more. I make a point of going out during my lunchtime to walk around and take a breather from the office. I usually wind up walking around Moshe Schnitzer Square in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.

Moshe Schnitzer Square

There are a number of tall buildings in the area and I love how the light reflects off the buildings onto each other and the area around them at different times of the day.

Tall, glassy buildings and whispy clouds

Lately I seem to be taking more photos of these buildings on sunny days. The colours of the reflections can be mesmerising, particularly because these buildings often have glassy facades.

Tall, glassy buildings and whispy clouds

Tall glassy building

I also love trying to capture different perspectives of the buildings themselves, even though I am somewhat limited from my ground level vantage point. The Square also hosts quite a variety of building styles in close proximity and the contrasts can be pretty interesting too.

Tall glassy building

I turned my camera to another set of buildings I hadn’t paid much attention to previously. For some reason, they just really stood out to me against the cold, winter sky.

Tall glassy building

I’m sure I’ll only add to these collections over time.