Creative seating featured on the street in Belfast

DSCN9688The one-holer first got my attention, placed on the sidewalk near a busy intersection in downtown Belfast. The creative community is large and active in this vibrant coastal community, and their Main Street seating really is amazing.

On both sides of the street, creative seats are placed, all of them inviting you to sit a while. I tried them all.


DSCN9690Sitting in this seat, it was very tempting to find a twig and start playing the drums!






DSCN9689Yes, this piano is so well done that I was certain I could play it, but it’s only a wooden seat!





DSCN9691This wooden seat has a very creative back.






I wanted to take this one DSCN9693home and put it out on my woodlot as a deer hunting stand. Boy, is it beautiful!





DSCN9696And these shovels were surprisingly comfortable, except they reminded me that winter is coming!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.