Saturday, 30 April 2011

City of London...

At the bottom of Garlick Hill EC4 just outside the main entrance to the beautiful church of St James Garlickhythe we find a paved patio area with some rather interesting benches (and bollards) in the City of London.

The bench we are looking at here (near side on elevation) is made of cast iron, ornate in style with horizontal narrow spaced wooden slats. The wooden slats are inserted into the ends of the cast iron uprights of the bench and threaded through the middle upright. This is a simple method of construction of a bench using two different types of material eg wood/iron.

The ends of the bench (part middle) display leafs/flowers/petals and crosses, screwed on the lower circular part is a rather lovely looking crest/coat of arms of the Corporation of London, the City or Square Mile has many of us like to call the place. This is a rather nice quiet place to sit outside and enjoy a moment of thought or just read a book/paper.

Benches of London...

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