Take a Seat

Round Australia Road Trip #27

Jude’s Bench Series – The Road Trip Collection

This year Jude, writer and photographer at Travel Words, set a challenge to photograph benches, with a different theme each month. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful benches that appeared on participating blogs, I didn’t ever post any photos myself. When we set off on our road trip I started taking bench photos, especially with Jude in mind. The result is a year’s worth of bench challenge photos – The Road Trip Collection.

January – In the Garden

A shady spot in the heat of summer when the temperature soars into the high 30s

Fraser Range Sheep Station, on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain


FebruaryΒ  – Benches processed in Black and White

Old school benches at this historic school building from 1865

Central Greenough Historic Village, Western Australia


March – Wooden Benches

Resting place, at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Port Augusta, South Australia


April – Benches with a View

Big rocks, a big view and a big sky

Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia


May – At the Beach

High tide

Streaky Bay, South Australia


June – Benches with Art Effects

Original colonial features at the Kalgoorlie City Market

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia


July – Unusual Details

A Lone Pine, descended from the Gallipoli Lone Pine, in the garden of the Northampton RSL

Northampton, Western Australia


August – Colourful Benches

Weather worn benches at Red Cliffs

Port Augusta, South Australia


September – Metal Benches

Metal benches watching over an iron ore carrier – metal carrying metal

Port Hedland, Western Australia


October – People on Benches

An over-sized bench at the Line of Lode Miners’ Memorial

Broken Hill, New South Wales


November – Benches with Messages

It’s a long way to anywhere from Willare Bridge (bench almost hidden behind the railing)

Willare Bridge Roadhouse on the Great Northern Highway, Western Australia


December – Free Choice

Sunset over Shark Bay – the bench ignored in favour of comfortable camp chairs

Denham, Shark Bay, Western Australia


And my favourite bench photo – a place to rest in case there’s a queue for the phone box

South Australia/New South Wales State Border


28 thoughts on “Take a Seat

  1. Oh, this was worth waiting for Carol. I shall be back to choose my favourite of these and have a longer look at each of them tomorrow. At a glance I do like the pirouette – December’s sunset. Have a good Christmas πŸ™‚

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  2. What a wonderful summary of the year’s challenges. I found myself going “Oh, that’s my favourite”, only to change it to another one and another. Top points for the Kalgoorlie Market, the oversized bench and the stunning sunset. But I do love the bench for the public phone queue. πŸ™‚


  3. What an interesting themes! I’ve often thought that doors hold a lot of mystery and I could do a series with doors. Especially when I’ve visited the Middle East – they’ve had some really interesting and gorgeously colourful doors. Anyway, I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! πŸ˜€

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