There is something very inviting about benches. No matter where you are, in all kinds of settings – sometimes tranquil, sometimes crowded, sometimes lonely – they call out to us to sit for a while, rest, and enjoy the view. Whether that view is out over the sea, across a green meadow, or even onto a simple garden, benches make for the perfect place to break up a peaceful stroll, morning, noon or evening.
While on Hvar island, Croatia, one of the things we liked to do was to sit on benches by the sea, gazing out to the deep blue Adriatic sea, watching the tides coming in and out. Sometimes, it was just staring into emptiness, thinking of nothing and sometimes, watching the yachts coming into the harbor or gazing at small fishing boats bobbing in the sea. . . . . . sweetly doing nothing.