The BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT has developed from one man’s simple one-off creation into an initiative designed to support local enterprise, tourism and craftsmanship. There are, I think, seven or eight Big Benches in the vicinity of where we were staying so we set off in search of them. But we weren't entirely successful. For a could-be tourist attraction they're not exactly well-signposted or easy to find.
|The first one we found in Carru. This one is surrounded by seven little benches, each bearing a label saying where its Big Sister could be found.|
|This one was down the end of a tiny scrappy lane ... somewhere. The advantage of course is that it is free from graffiti!|
|This was probably the newest one in Fossano.|
It would be great to see these benches spread all over the world!