Over the last few weeks, little cages have sprung up around street furniture, bench seats and rubbish bins, in Garema Place. The old yellow bins and blue benches have been replaced. Ok, the yellow rubbish bins were pretty ugly, and the stainless steel ones replacing them are an improvement.
The new bench seats look like the new bins, burnished stainless steel, and have a dark grey speckled faux marble seat. They are very geometric, all right angles. And they are damn uncomfortable! I test sat the ones outside O’Porto a couple of times, and they’re terrible. The old blue ones, on the other hand, are very comfortable, and I spent many lunchtimes whiling away some time in the sun reading while comfortably ensconced in them.
Where am I going to sit now? Damn it. What idiot chose these without sitting on them first!