Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Central Park: Benches III

I hope you guys are not tired of looking at park benches yet. I promise, this is the last one of the series for a long time. These benches are probably the newest batch in Central Park. Notice how they are ergonomically designed to support the backs of the sitters as they sit down to relax.

Older benches, like the ones I posted yesterday do not have any backings and are probably not as comfortable as these newer ones.
I wasn't even thinking about comfort factor when I took these photos until Belinda of Perth, Australia and Angela of Nice (France) Daily Photo mentioned it. Thanks ladies, for alerting me to the issue.

The twin towers in the background are the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, which is located at the south west corner of Central Park.

16 comments:

Annie said...

It looks like Spring has lured the people to the park.

Jing said...

well...
i wanna say...ming, you are the bench master...:D
so wonderful shots of the benches.And i like benches in the public gardens, it not only let people have place to rest, but also adds some comfortable/human atmosphere in the garden...

jing
shanghai daily photo

Kuanyin said...

I like the angle of this photo...it makes the photo more interesting! In answer to your question, we just feed our birds Costco bird seed...we buy large boxes of it.

Kuanyin said...

Ok Ming...I enlarged my latest photo to 640 as you counseled Alice, but I see no options for the Stretch Minima anywhere! Help me out here, ok? Check out the photo I just downloaded in honor of you! :-) It's larger, but not as large as I want!

Carol E. said...

I like the bench series. Today's is my favorite.

Kate said...

It's interesting to me to see the interest many people have in a utilitarian object such as benches. Very smooth looking ones today. PS. The word, twin towers, still sends shivers up my spine!

pom d'api said...

HI ! Nice photo. Yeah! I'm be ready for here to NYC. Normally, I go to Los Angeles or NYC in to the August, two week maybe. I'd like very much your contry.

Olivier said...

belle perspective, on dirait une piste de skate. bravo pour la photo


beautiful prospect, one would say a track of skate. cheer for the photograph

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I totally agree with Kate about "twin towers"... I love benches and I love to sit in a park time on time so often I consider how they aren't comfortable. I'm happy to read how the last are ergonomics !!!

P.S. thank you of your email about Planetarium ;-)

Belinda said...

I was gobsmacked by the view from the lounge/lobby bar of the Mandarian Oriental in the Time Warner Centre......completely mesmerised by the twinkling lights. NY is spectacular.

Hope you're enjoying some down time on those park benches during your photo visits!

Keropok Man said...

park benches in cooler climate countries always reminds me of cold seats! yikes!

you sit on them and the cold cold sensation goes up your body. so diff when you are in asia, where it is ouch! so hot!

the tunnel vision photo 2 days ago is nice!

Abraham Lincoln said...

THat will be different. Benches are nice when you need to plop down and rest which I need to do quite often.

Abraham Lincoln

TCho said...

the only bench i know really well in central park is the one dedicated to Madeleine Kahn up by the SW entrance to the Reservoir. I know that one because I always use that bench to stretch my hamstrings when i'm running up there.

Per Stromsjo said...

What will be the fait of these benches? In Stockholm they would instantly be subject to all sorts of vandalism. Same story in the Big Apple?

Rafe Totengco said...

another great shot. the twin towers in the background kinda freak me out, but that's just me.

Oya said...

I enjoyed this series...