Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Outdoor Seating

Seated Abraham Lincoln
Statue of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

This seat has been occupied by a statue of Abraham Lincoln since the early 1920s. The seated statue of Lincoln is 19 feet from head to foot; if standing upright, the statue would be 28 feet tall.

Although the seat is located inside the large protected enclosure of the Lincoln Memorial at the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Memorial has no doors separating the seat from the outdoors. With a few exceptions, Lincoln in his chair has been available to the visiting public 24 hours a day for almost 100 years.

This photo was taken in March, 2016.

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Pharoh Rameses II, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt

This seating is located at Abu Simbel in Nubia, Egypt. All four seats are occupied by the Pharoh Rameses II. This photo was taken in February, 2013.

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Ronald McDonald bench in India

This inviting seat beside Ronald McDonald is located at a McDonald’s along the road from Agra to New Delhi in India. This photo was taken in November, 2010.

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Fishermen mending nets, Fort Cochin, Kerala, South India

This photo shows fishermen mending their nets while seated on the ground under a large tent roof. The photo was taken in Fort Cochin, Kerala, South India, in March, 2013.

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Seated pilot on houseboat, Kerala Backwaters

This outdoor seating is occupied by the pilot of a houseboat (converted rice boat) on the Kerala Backwaters. This photo was taken near Fort Cochin, Kerala, South India, in March, 2013.

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Buddha seated on Naga, Phuket Island, Thailand

This photo shows Buddha seated on Naga on Phuket Island in Thailand. This photo was taken in March, 2013.

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Statue of Hans Cristian Andersen, Plaza de la Marina, Malaga

Finally, here is an open seat beside Hans Cristian Andersen on the Plaza de la Marina in Malaga, Spain. From the burnishing of the bronze, it is clear that many admirers have shared this bench with the famous author of The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. (Notice the duck sitting in the side pocket of his briefcase.) This photo was taken in April, 2015.