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.
Slacking Sunday - Love in London
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That's so sweet :)
@ladybanana,It is, isn't it? It was especially with the bench basking in the summer sun. Hmm...
How incredibly touching.
@gypsy at heart,Welcome to the club!
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 !
@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...
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 :(
@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...
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 ?
@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...
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.
@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
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