DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY A BENCH IS…OR WHO USES AN ODD PUBLIC SPACE?
A BENCH WITH A VIEW
Is it just me, or are you frequently baffled by why benches are put in certain places?
Sometimes I see a bench in a public space or park area and wonder who made the decision to site it and why. What could their motivation possibly have been.
I then wonder who sits there and why. For me a bench is not simply a convenience but must have an interesting outlook – whether a nice view of a perfect people watching spot. If no such suitable bench is available to me…I perch.
Yet I frequently happen upon a cluster of benches that just do not compute with my brain.
Perhaps I should be a town planner.
Other times…I enter a public space and wonder who uses it, why and for what. Sometimes these places seem to have little appeal as a place to spend time in and I wonder what sort of people frequent them and what their motives are.
Sometimes I see people using these spaces and get to give myself an answer by looking at them in situe and making a judgement based on the few facts I have. Judging by the suitcases I like to think the bench sitters in the image below are one of three things:
A) Just flown into London and are fresh from the airport
B) On their way to travel somewhere and killing time before their train/plane
C) Just moved to London and looking for a place to live
Perhaps I should be a detective.