Yes, this bench needs love and care.. It was surely beautyful in its young age, with those wonderful iron back; a pity you could not adopt it!
I agree with you : it's a great bench and worth while being restored! Sorry that I had no time to send in Benches of the Week lately! I had those visitors from Poland in December and on 2nd January the two Greek bloggers with their families! That was great!! Then I got the flu for two weeks and after that I stayed with friends for 5 days. Have a great weekend!