06 October 2017

Friday photo 2017/40

a bench on the Esplanade, Boston, June 2017

Back when I lived in Boston I always liked this bench: the curved seat, the lion's foot, the wing. I guess it was a style from the early twentieth century, as I was a little surprised recently to see an identical curved bench in a garden scene of a French film from 1919 (La Cigarette, directed by Germaine Dulac, in Flicker Alley's Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology). I had never seen another bench like it before.


Lisa Hirsch said...

Lovely bench. I believe that is a gryphon's leg!

Patrick J. Vaz said...

It does indeed have that look!