Street Furniture

I’ve not taken many pictures recently, so, rather than do another post with no photographs I thought I’d do a quick post using photographs I already have. They aren’t, strictly speaking, all street furniture, some are just things I saw whilst walking down the street with a camera.


There’s plenty to see when walking down the street, but I don’t often take the chance to picture it because I’m always worried about photographing people as they walk past. People can be very strange in their ideas about the internet and photography. I know, from seeking photo permission for various children’s events, that parents worry about you making money from it (I wish I knew how) or worry about strangers seeing them (crediting the internet with a power I’m not sure it possesses). I suppose these fears are the lineal descendents of the fear thatΒ  cameras steal souls.


Most phone boxes are now out of use (mobiles having made them redundant) and are now in use as homes for defibrillators, community libraries or spiders.

The bananas are from the old Fyffes warehouse in Sneinton Market in Nottingham, the bench is from Heckington and the round plate, which you may recognise from the Snape Maltings post, is known as a patress plate. I didn’t know that until I looked it up. Education and blogging, once again, go hand in hand.

22 thoughts on “Street Furniture

  1. beatingthebounds

    I liked those a lot. I know that I tend to not just ignore, but often blot out the man made elements of the local landscape, unless they are things which are conventionally attractive, like churches or castles for example. I have regularly decided to make a post of local benches, or postboxes, or lime kilns etc etc, but never seem to get around to it. I must mend my ways!

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  3. Laurie Graves

    So enjoyed those pictures! Very different from what we have here, which is why it is such a pleasure to look at them. I am glad that no pesty people got in the way.

  4. Donnalee

    I do like the photos. I can understand not wanting photos of self and especially children online, since there is an idea that maybe someone will snatch the children, or know where one lives. A couple of days ago an amateur photo of a famous photographer who has been in trouble recently for something or other turned up in one of the main New York City newspapers, and it showed him walking in downtown Woodstock, so that probably got the rest of the press onto him–ironically all sorts of famous types come here and no one ordinarily gives them fuss or notice at all, so they can just be themselves and have a break or do work locally or whathaveyou. He however had had recent drama, so apparently it was worth someone’s while to take and sell the photo. to the papers.

    1. quercuscommunity

      It’s a complicated subject, but these things are sent to try us. πŸ™‚

      It must be very annoying for public figures to be at the mercy of photographers, particularly as everyone has camera phones these days.

      1. quercuscommunity

        If it’s one of the photographers all the news stories are about I can understand emotions running high, and it was clearly a gift of a photo opportunity, but I do feel a bit sorry for him too.

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