And then this happens... and art + books + park benches + free. Some of my favourite things combine in epic awesomeness! Seriously, it's a park bench in the shape of an open book! I wish I was there in London right now. I'd just wander around, find these benches, sit on them perhaps with a good book to read.
|Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Source: booksabouttown.org.uk|
What is happening is that this London summer, i.e. right now, is a public art event launched by the National Literary Trust and Wild in Art with "50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment".
Here are some of my favs:It's like a painting!
|Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers|
|Samuel Pepy's Diary|
|The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S Lewis|
Books around Town is happening 2 July - 15 September 2014. All images were taken from there webpage at: http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk/