Also in Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment, a look at the bench in photography, how it’s been used by different photographers and how their images can be seen to play off one another. Of course, the benches under discussion were occupied by people (like the ones below I took in the early 1970s). This bird bespattered bench was in an odd, out-of-the way spot where it’s hard to imagine anyone stopping.
I captured all of these on a single 5-mile walk about a week and a half ago. I’ve only been in the Cobbett, a favored spot of my fellow students and the only one I’ve actually been in. (Click any image to see them all enlarged.)