Saturday, September 4, 2010


 Rearview : Bellelay, CH

All countries have their oddities and Switzerland's is putting benches in random places. For example, you'll be driving down a busy road and suddenly there will be a bench on the side of the road with a view of the cornfield across the way. Or, like in this shot from the grounds of the Abbey of Bellelay, rather than turning the benches to face the lovely garden, they're facing the buildings. (I know you can't see that in this picture, but trust me on this one!) You would think people would prefer to look at the flowers and trees and sculptures, but no--they're looking at the buildings. Go figure! Hence the title of this photo: Rearview. :-)

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 8/10


Maya said...

Ah, the Swizzies and their benches! ;)

Eeyore said...

Maybe they don't want the people in the buildings getting a "rearview" of them.