On a secluded stretch of Sunset Beach far from the nearest public access point and nestled between sand dunes is an unlikely sight – a mailbox…with benches next to it. The bench is where you sit to pen your innermost thoughts; the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done. The Kindred Spirit Mailbox holds the wishes, thoughts, prayers and dreams of those who walk the 30 minutes to share and bare their soul and draw comfort from the act of doing so while enjoying the soothing sounds and sights of undeveloped beach, ocean and horizon.
A bench to rest and view the mountains of North Carolina
A bench to enjoy the view at Intra-coastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
A bench to enjoy the view of the Mannon C Gore Bridge and boats traversing the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach, North Carolina
We end our Bench View Series with images of the Spring, Fall and Winter seasons. Hope you enjoyed the unusual perspectives.
A bench to view the garden wall and reflect at the Meditation Garden at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Charlotte.
A bench to rest at the gardens of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte
Benches to sit while awaiting doors to open at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Charlotte
A bench view of The Green – a park in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina
A bench view of Metamorphosis – a modern piece by artist David Cerny featuring a huge head in the center of a circular fountain in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We continue our Bench View series with scenes from Charlotte, North Carolina.
A bench in Romare Bearden Park to view the skyline of Charlotte.
A park bench to view the cloudy sunset in Corning, New York
A bench to view a golfer practicing his skills over dark clouds at the driving range at Ole Still Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina.
One of the most memorable vistas at Hart Square (North Carolina) – is the Chapel of Peace sited on a gentle hill beneath the treeline across the upper lake.
A bench view of the serenity of the chapel reflections in the lake.
Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests.
A bench to view the majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation at Slide Rock State Park located in Oak Creek Canyon, seven miles north of Sedona.
Another bench to view the lush green Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida
Redwood National and State Parks are a string of protected forests, beaches and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. The trees in California that people call “redwoods” are actually two distinct species – giant sequoias and coastal redwoods, both of them best described in superlatives like tallest, biggest, most massive, or magnificent.
Here is a bench to view the coastal redwoods of California.
Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
Here is a bench view of the sunset sky from one of the many resorts.
A shaded bench to rest and view the beauty of the gardens
Swan Lake is the second largest lake in Waldo County, Maine. Originally known as Goose Pond, during the 19th century it came increasingly to be referred to as Swan Lake, after the town of Swanville, Maine, which before incorporation had been known as the Plantation of Swan.
A view of the lake from a bench at Swan Lake State Park