Sunday, July 13, 2008

Slacking Sunday - Love in London

















This chair is to celebrate the life of a young woman who found true love in London. Found just behind the Cathedral in Covent Garden.

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12 comments:

LadyBanana said...

That's so sweet :)

C K said...

@ladybanana,
It is, isn't it? It was especially with the bench basking in the summer sun. Hmm...

Gypsy at Heart said...

How incredibly touching.

C K said...

@gypsy at heart,
Welcome to the club!

Dutchie said...

Do ppl still elope ? Good idea to hv a bench for posterity ;-)

I first saw such a bench at Canvey (north of the Thames) where grandparents were remembered. I found it very touching.

ck, nice sunny sunday u hv there !

C K said...

@dutchie,
When I first saw these benches, I wondered why we don't have it back in Singapore... then I realised that they'll probably be just be removed after a couple of years...

Dutchie said...

ck, it might still work if Sg has wooden benches in existence ! Hv u noticed that benches in parks n the void decks of HDB r cast in mortar n mosaic ?

The thought oso crossed my mind when I visited my Dad at the Mandai Colobarium - would be befitting to hv such a bench. There were hardly any bench to rest after the long walk :(

C K said...

@Dutchie,
But the pace of renewal has gone up quite a bit over the last few years in Singapore. There aren't many 'permanent' structures anymore...

As for Mandai Colobarium, sometimes I suspect that benches are deliberately left out to prevent people from sleeping on them at night... not that there will be anyway, but you never know...

Dutchie said...

Ahhh .. urban renewal ! They seemed to erase places n haunts which we hold so dear. I'm always amazed by the changes. The feel of "home" is eroding fast ! My younger nieces n nephews however finds it cool to hv new places to go .. sigh ...

Sleeping at the Colobarium ? Now, there's a thought !

Tell u a spooky story - when I was a teenager n was dating older boys who could drive, we used to go to the cementries to check out the "dancing flame" - supposedly to be emitting from the graves. Didnt see any tho .. we were too scared to wait for it to show. Pretty weird thing to do for a thrill huh ?

C K said...

@dutchie,
Right... I'm sure you guys went to the cemetry to check out those 'flames'... ahem, ahem...

Anyway, there were a couple of times (when I was in the army) that we were told to stand guard in the middle of Lim Chi Kang cemetry... gosh, that was the longest night in our lives...

Dutchie said...

Ah ! The guys were there for the "ahem, ahem" thingy. I was too innocent of their private agenda in those days lah !

Does anyone know of a website for real ghost stories ? Will be a real kicker to read them.

C K said...

@dutchie,
You won't get a kick out of reading them. Just spend the night in your local cemetary.... I think that'll do that trick. lol