Have a Seat

Thinking of IM Pei:  his philosophy of design spaces (form flowing from function), his tremendous impact on the world of architecture & art (pushing boundaries, paving the way for art alive); the legacy he leaves for our living & viewing pleasure, for our imaginations.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Chairs hosted this week by TheSnowMeltsSomewhere reminded me of this sculpture bench we chanced by outside the Tate Britain in January earlier this year (Feature Photo); one of the greatest joys of walking about places we visit is the the art we encounter.

I love that spaces and art invite us to respond. In the case of art which invites us to sit a while, rest, marvel at our surroundings: all the better! Here are a few more invitations to take time out (from my archives):

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Older Daughter enjoying Brown Tea soft serve in Old Town, Ipoh, Aug 2016
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Bench Sculpture, Southbank, London, Dec 2016
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Evening Run along Marina Bay Promenade, Singapore, March 2016
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Younger Daughter having a rest on a chair sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Dec 2018
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Lots of benches in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, March 2018

9 Replies to “Have a Seat”

  1. A delightful posts of seats … and quite a few here in England! The serenity of the bench in the Singapore Botanical Gardens is palpable and one on which I’d happily rest for a long time!😀

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  2. All wonderful photos, Ju-Lyn! Especially love the one with your younger daughter on the chair sculpture in the V&A (one of my fav museums by the way 😉). 😄

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