Take a Break: Moscow Shows Its Most Unusual Benches

In Moscow, under the ‘My District’ programme, hundreds of parks, squares, and public areas are landscaped every year, where thousands of new benches are installed, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reported.  

On such benches, you can take a break and lie down thinking about something of your own on wooden sun loungers. They are available from morning until late evening almost everywhere, in particular, in the Stroginskaya Poima, the Brateevskaya Poima, and the Otradnoye parks, as well as on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment.

On these benches, you cannot sit but only lean against them to give rest to your back and legs. It is noted that such designs are especially convenient where there is not enough space for ordinary benches. You can find them on the Ovchinnikovskaya embankment and at the station of the Moscow Central Circle Gagarin Square.

These benches can be found in the Torfyanka park and at the Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station of the Dmitrovskaya metro line. They are quite comfortable to sit on but not to lie down, as it is easy to slide off if you try to take a horizontal position. This was the solution to the problem connected to homeless people sleeping on benches and making them unavailable for the others.

The ring-shaped street bench is aesthetic and comfortable, as it is spacious and can be placed where there is no room for the standard ones. The round benches can be found around the trees on the Novodevichy Embankment.

At the Luzhkov Bridge, at the intersection of Kadashevskaya Embankment and Lavrushinsky Lane, there is a real work of art, the Bench of Reconciliation, which was created for the Family Day in 2008. According to the idea of ​​the architect, Aleksander Kolesnikov, and designer, Georgy Nepomnyashchikh, the bench will bring together those who are in a quarrel at the moment but would like to be together again.

Ru-Main, 23.07.2020, Pictures: Moscow Mayor’s Official Website 

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