day 24 – 3912

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ran an errand this morning in a creepy and confusing area. i almost drove down a one-way street (wouldn’t be the first time), but quickly corrected myself when i finally saw the DO NOT ENTER signs (and the cars staring back at me) posted at the entrance of the street. surprisingly, i did not get lost because i know to stay on the main roads and not turn down any side streets, except the one this house was on.

while i waited for the light to change i noticed the color of this house; actually what really caught my attention was the couch sitting inside the gate outside the house. i have an acute fascination with furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment and other bulk items left outside.

last week i saw a toilet bowl on the curb waiting to be picked up by the garbage men and as nasty as that was, i wanted to photograph it. i always wonder what’s its story – not the toilet bowl i know its story is full of…shut yo’ mouth – especially when i see shoes. who loses pairs of shoes at the same time or even one shoe and if it’s just one shoe do they step out of it and keep walking. is it not foot worthy?

i tend to linger and get really imaginative when i see beds, couches and chairs but the only thought that came to mind after looking at this couch was: that’s nasty.

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8 thoughts on “day 24 – 3912

  1. Wow…this photo reminds me of parts of South Philly. There are some area that are just beautiful, but parts look just like this.

    Val, you were crackin’ me up in this post!

    ” especially when i see shoes. who loses pairs of shoes at the same time or even one shoe and if it’s just one shoe do they step out of it and keep walking. is it not foot worthy?”

    Bwhahahahahhahahaha!

    “i tend to linger and get really imaginative when i see….”

    I get the same way. In fact, a few months ago I took a photo of an abandoned couch, sitting in alleyway. OMG..the couch was GROSS.

    Great photo! Love the color!

    X

    • v says:

      ron, this was in newark. i’m not far from newark at all and some of it IS a mess. i don’t generally go to this area for anything. it’s scary, but gotta roll with it sometimes and don’t let them suckers see me sweat.

      oh i LOVE abandoned goods.not sure why, maybe it’s the memories behind them and the things i make up in my mind.

      i do love the color of the house. newark had and has some beautiful brownstones. people don’t appreciate them.

  2. ” i almost drove down a one-way street (wouldn’t be the first time), but quickly corrected myself when i finally saw the DO NOT ENTER signs (and the cars staring back at me) ”

    I AM CRYING LAUGHING AT THAT!!

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