Bench Series No 29


This is my first time participating in this challenge (thanks Tish for the suggestion) as we visited an 18th century building at the weekend, and found this very unusual bench from that period.  It is a Gothic Seat, and you can read about it here

The original seat was built about 1816, and the Irish Heritage Society have been restoring the gardens surrounding the other 18th century masterpiece here, which is the Casino at Merino – not a casino in the modern sense, but a Casina, meaning small house, where the owner, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, indulged his love of all things Italian, on his return from the ‘grand tour’ of Europe, around the year 1750.    He even grew pineapples in his greenhouses in the gardens, a thing unheard of in this cooler climate of Ireland!

I hope you enjoy this Gothic bench, and the view that it looks out on.

The Gothic Seat at Marino, Dublin

The Gothic Seat at Marino, Dublin

The View fromthe Gothic Seat

The View from the Gothic Seat

Linked to Bench Series #29

 

 

 

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tish Farrell
    Jul 21, 2015 @ 19:52:32

    Yay! This looks great, Joan.

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  2. lingeringvisions by Dawn
    Jul 21, 2015 @ 20:53:08

    Well that is certainly different!

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  3. Ruth2Day
    Jul 22, 2015 @ 06:15:06

    that seat looks mighty nice, with a couple of cushions and a warm blanket. Good book and a glass of wine maybe 🙂

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  4. anotherday2paradise
    Jul 23, 2015 @ 23:04:21

    That’s a really fancy bench, Joan. 🙂

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  5. Heyjude
    Jul 24, 2015 @ 14:49:02

    My granddaughters would love this bench. Thank you for joining in Joan 🙂
    Jude xx

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  7. beetleypete
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 08:49:08

    Nice bench! Ideal to have a roof, as it is in Ireland.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 11:01:39

    That is possibly one of the most unusual benches I have seen. 🙂

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  9. VioletSky
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 21:38:12

    Wow, that is certainly an oddity – but a very nice looking one! Thanks for the links, too

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