For this theme I decided to go take a walk around the city by my house, there is a set of city benches that have always fascinated and confused me. I’ll get to those later, but I’ll start with some of the other sitting spots I found on my way.
The creek that runs through Sugarhouse Park, that I wrote about here, goes under 13th East and comes out to go through Hidden Hollow and a small shopping area before going under the city again. Hidden Hollow is the victory of a group of kids from the elementary school nearby. By now they are probably seniors in high school, but at the time they fought to get the city to purchase the property, they cleaned it up and helped plan it out and name it. They also convinced the city to require the developer of the shopping area to keep the water flowing above ground, for the most part, as it weaves it’s way through. As a result you can sit in the outdoor seats at several of the restaurants there and listen to the water flow.
When I first saw one of them, while driving down 21st South, I imagined people falling asleep on them and missing their bus. But when I went to sit on one to wait for a bus I realized they’re made of concrete. Not fluffy. Not comfy. Instead, hard as rock. And when I sat on it, I discovered that it was quite uncomfortable. Talk about a let-down.
I had walked past these benches (there are two of them on opposite sides of this building) many times, and until this theme, I had never looked close enough at them to see that their purpose is not just for sitting.
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