East Perth‎ > ‎Queens Gardens‎ > ‎

Noting Hill Love bench

Top


Share this page 



Notting Hill love seat is now WA treasure


A carved park bench proved to be a key prop in the 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill.

In the film, the inscription on it prompted Julia Roberts to make a passionate and dramatic declaration about love with lovesick Hugh Grant looking on.

So how did that bench end up in a Perth garden?

Most of the story was revealed by Inside Cover seven years ago when the owner agreed to speak if his identity was kept secret.

"I acquired it and presented it as a birthday gift for someone who was very special to me at the time," he said.

"The key link being the line in the movie where Julia Roberts says, 
'Some people do spend their whole lives together', and at the end of the film she and Hugh Grant fall in love for ever."



But unlike the movies, this affair did not have a happy ending.

"Sadly, this was not to be in my case," the man said, as he confided that the relationship ended.

"As such, I thought it no longer appropriate that the bench remain with me, 
so I had this idea to donate it to the City of Perth for Queens Gardens, which has somewhat of a feel of the park in the Notting Hill movie.

"They happily accepted. I am pleased that the bench is being used by lovers and romantics because this is what I had hoped.

"It certainly had a strong meaning for me at the time and so I am warmed that it has become a special place for others."

The only hint to the man's identity could be etched in the back of the bench: "Rodd & Nicole 2002".













Virtual tour


see subpages 
Google Street View 
or Virtual tour 








Roaming reports

latest community news 

select a channel and see what people are saying 


















OTHER









Places visited


Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2019.10.31 / Burswood / Belmont bike trail along the river lots of nature Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout fbk grp wa tourism 
2011.11.01 / Burswood Helicopter scenic tour at the Casino Corsaire at Burswood Helicopter Scenic Flights fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / Perth river south Tour: floating Bar evenings  Floating Bar fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / Kings Park walk the tower up and up for the view DNA Tower fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.11.10 / South Perth foreshore funcats boat hire get wet and adventure Funcats Watersports fbk grp wa tourism 
Showing 5 items from page Places visited sorted by edit time. View more »


Recent announcements

  • FREE Google AutoDraw Turns Scribbles Into art Icons fastrack index Free QR code readershort url this page sourceReportGoogle’s latest A.I. experiment is a web-based drawing tool called AutoDraw that converts your rough ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2019, 20:29 by Happi Mess
  • The big list of Google alternative products fastrack index Free QR code readershort url this page sourceReportThe complete list of alternatives to all Google productsWith growing concerns over online privacy and securing personal ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2019, 20:28 by Happi Mess
  • Gorilla meets Sponsors wife and wow fastrack index  Free QR code reader short url this page  https://lnkd.in/fqczUfw source Report He raised a gorilla, 6 years later, it meets his wife – despite the warnings ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2019, 18:58 by Happi Mess
  • Bars using Pasta Straws to reduce Plastic Waste fastrack index  Free QR code reader source Report Bars In Italy Are Starting To Use Pasta Straws To Reduce Plastic WasteAnyone who has never had a genuine Italian pasta ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2019, 02:26 by Happi Mess
  • Green light Sirona Tower Perth Zoo fastrack index  Free QR code reader Report Sirona seals deal on $65 million apartment tower across from Perth ZooSirona Capital's 38-storey, $65 million apartment tower across from ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2019, 02:30 by Happi Mess
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 113. View more »










Find out more click trap tap






Feedback

faults and 
feedback to
WaAchievers

Logo
Google ads

Comments