Thursday, November 6, 2008

Benches at Madison Square Park

Here is another photo for my Park Bench series but unlike the other photos that were taken at Central Park, these were from Madison Square Park in midtown. I noticed the benches at both parks have the same design and most of them have metal plates on the back rests describing the financial contributions from and/or dedication to people who have passed on.

So do you have a favorite place or bench to sit on when you have some time to relax?

24 comments:

Olivier said...

belle perspective et puis j'adore les bancs de central park, car quand on a marché pendant des heures dans le park, on est content de pouvoir se reposer en mangeant un bretzel chaud

beautiful perspective and then I love central park benches because when we walked for hours in the park, we are pleased to rely on eating a hot pretzel

www.niamhphotography.com said...

we have the same plaques on benches here, too.

i like the way the line of the benches leads you into the image.

Migs CFL fan said...

Awesome shot, I really enjoyed MSP when we were in New York this past summer. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

valeria said...

Nothing like that here in the centre of town... I relax having a tea or a coffee in one of my favourite cafes.

Hilda said...

I guess a lot of cities have to ask for donations for non-basic services.

The sofa at home! It's old and battered but everyone sleeps very well on it. I can't get rid of it even if I wanted to, so it'll just get some plumping up and new clothes this month. :)

Virginia said...

How about this. I will take some park benches in Paris pour vous mon ami!! i am sure I will be "resting" a lot-ha. At home, I like to sit on my patio in the back and read. If I could get off the computer, I could do it more often. The weather is fabulous right now.

Alexa said...

Actually, this very spot was it -- when the kids were little and we lived 2 blocks from this park.
So thanks, Ming -- and great photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

the park looks so clean & the bench so welcoming.
there is nothing like sitting on a NY bench just watching the world go by.

Stefan Verhaar said...

I sat on 1 of these benches last spring. Not so very special when you are a New Yorker. But I'm living in The Netherlands.

Stefan

Anonymous said...

Ming, I really like the concept of the photo with the benches leading you into the park. Does Bryant Park have something like this also?

Doris

Ming the Merciless said...

Doris, no Bryant Park does not have this kind of benches. But it does have beautiful green foldable cafe-style chairs and little matching tables.

LBluca77 said...

That looks like such a nice park.

My usual favorite place to sit and relax is my couch.

Mame said...

It reminded me of Central Park first and then I realized it is Madison (where I spend much more time!). THe park bench series is a great idea. I never sit on park benches - I am always rushing somewhere.

Islipian said...

"So do you have a favorite place or bench to sit on when you have some time to relax?"

Yeah, my butt! Wherever I can plunk it!

Thinking Fool said...

I love walking near the White House on a quiet, crisp evening.

USelaine said...

I feel this overpowering urge to roll a ball down through the tunnel of armrests. Good thing this is just a picture.

When the weather and temperature is nice, I like to sit out on my front porch. But that will have to wait until springtime.

teahouse said...

Time to relax? What is that?

:o)

Peter said...

These plates seem also to be a British custom. I believe that here the benches are not sponsored.

Yes, I have some benches in "my" park, where I like to sit down with a book now and then. However, it depresses me a little bit, surrounded by almost only other retired! Am I also that old?

Kitty said...

Mad Sq Park is one of my favorite parks. I worked near there for five years.
Hard to believe it used to be very dumpy. It's so upscale now!

anne mancine said...

This is my favorite park in New York! I love this photo of it. Great shot.

Kitty said...

one of my favorite parks. I worked near there for 5 years.
hard to believe it used to be kind of dumpy!

anne mancine said...

This is my favorite park in New York. Great shot.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Nice perspective

L.Shaw said...

I sit with Wally in Stuyvesant Park, but it's not nearly as clean as Madison Square.