Thursday, 21 April 2011
Cheyne Walk SW3...
Welcome back to benches of London and to day we have a rather fine looking wooden/cast iron bench for you in Chelsea right on the embankment at Cheyne Walk. Considering the prices of the property here in SW3 the bench gives us the chance to enjoy the splendid views across the river Thames towards Battersea and admire two beautiful bridges "Albert" (presently under renovation) and "Battersea" (still think the lamps need shades).
The bench is made up of horizontal slats of wood which slot/attach perfectly to a cast iron frame/ends. To give the bench strength a third set of legs is placed in the middle. Compared with the first bench on the blog you may have noticed that you can stretch out a little here or even have a sleep, this would be selfish however people have been known to have a sleep on a park bench for a number of reasons ( the main one is normally alcohol related).
The bench offers spectacular views like the property behind and near you that are priceless and on a spring/summers day you'll even catch a few rays. I do like the shadow that this bench is casting shows off the ornate iron work rather well.
Benches of London...
PS If you are wondering who the statue is of be sure to read the next post here at Benches of London.