The Benches of Point Percy

Grilla took a stroll around Point Percy (aka Point Walter) and discovered a tourist trail that puts the covered bridges of Madison County to shame. The benches of Point Percy each have their own flavour. One has views but is actually in the water.  One isn’t in the water, but faces a blank fence and scrub. Another isn’t in the water, has  a view, but is broken. Must have been strong vandals to carry one of those mothers into the river, or is this the rising water levels we’ve all been hearing about?

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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58 Responses to The Benches of Point Percy

  1. perthluckystar says:

    That first photo takes that phrase “cooling your heels” to another level.


  2. Rolly says:

    I wonder if those responsible for their maintenance would be prepared to take cut lunches to work instead of indulging themselves at the community’s expense each day and use the cost saving to repair the seats and the excess undergrowth?

    I’m still waiting for Father Xmas to bring me something nice, too.


  3. WAtching says:

    Isn’t that where you catch the ‘Shelley Taylor- Smith’?


  4. skink says:

    ‘no officer, I’m not cottaging, I’m simply recording all the park benches on Point Walter for an ironic archive.’


  5. skink says:

    on more important matters…

    any comment on the new proposals for Colin’s Creek shown on the front of Teh West today?

    sadly no Swan Island or monorail, and the cable car to King’s Park is labelled ‘not part of the initial development, to be built later with private money.’

    in fact, if you look closely, it is all marked ‘not part of initial development’, so it would appear all that Colin is doing is digging a rectangular hole in the foreshore, letting it fill up with fetid swamp water, then getting She-Ra’s developer mates to wrestle each other for the best commercial spots around the tide line.


  6. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    Lovely worst.


  7. pete says:

    If only they’d had benches on Gilligan’s Island. The professor too could have stolen some planks and then used them to fix the small hole in their boat.


  8. Deidre says:

    Oh, we loved these but thought surely they were an existential sculpture trail. Mistaken? Again?


  9. shazza says:

    I think the first bench is in the perfect spot, as long as you don’t break a limb climbing down the cliff face.


  10. Citizencains says:

    Perth, the city of lost benches. I saw one making its way along South Street today. Perhaps they find their way to the river to spawn.


  11. orbea says:

    The days of Point tha Percy


  12. The Legend 101 says:

    Look at the tree is huge.


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