By chantler63

Mrs Dalloway's Bench

I have been trekking the Fitzrovia & Bloomsbury areas of London today following a walk detailed in a book called 'London's Hidden Walks'; very interesting. The different walks point out objects, places and events along the way adding in bits of history and information which you'd never know or see otherwise. I am exhausted after a 5 mile walk plus the wrong turnings, routes across and around parks, up and through museums etc.

Along the way I came across some of the benches which are part of the Books About Town summer art series. These are 50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment. This particular bench represents 'Mrs Dalloway' by Virginia Woolf and is in Gordon Square garden on the ‘Bloomsbury Trail’

Mrs Dalloway was first published in 1925 and details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman living in post-war England. Created from two short stories, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street and the unfinished The Prime Minister, the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. With an interior perspective, the story travels forwards and backwards in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and the inter-war social structure.

Inspired by another classic piece of literature, the Mrs Dalloway BookBench brings to life a story that was written almost one hundred years ago.

You will note my 'prop' Nikon USB pen on the bench for this month's challenge. I had been carrying it around all day but only remembered towards the end. Where will it be for the last time tomorrow?

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