Friday, September 16, 2016

Big Benches and little signs

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.
Part of the thinking behind the Big Bench is that you will get a new perspective from sitting on it. Once again you'll feel like a child and see things differently.

It would be great to see these benches spread all over the world!


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Love them . But how did you get up there ? I'd have to scramble!

Liz Hinds said...

They all had some sort of step up to help, Sonata!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love them too! What a super idea.