What: A dirty old green couch
Where: Rue de Liban – Belleville, Paris
When: Early morning
Who: George, bike rider and garbage enthusiast
Trash or Treasure? TRASH!
Each morning I ride my bike to work. Over the years I’ve tried various routes. It’s not the shortest path that I’ve settled into, but one that reminds me why I love living in Paris
Cutting through the morning hustle of Gambetta, I head down towards Rue Sorbier – a large street recently reduced to a 2-lane road in order to create bigger sidewalks and more green (gotta love the French).
Here I spotted a dirty old green couch. Looks like it’s been there for a few days. The only home to this couch could only be the trash. But it does look like it was loved once. Maybe loved once too many times ;)
The last leg of my routine morning excursion takes me through Boulevard de Belleville where the produce market takes over (every Tuesday and Friday) creating an obstacle course of vendors, awkwardly parked trucks and the occasional scattering of fruits and vegetables on the ground.
To work, to work……..
Do you look at trash… differently? Me too! If on your daily roamings you spot an abandoned something that made you dream a little, let us know. Take a picture and tell us a nice story that includes what, where and when. Also let us know whether you took it home (treasure!) or if you left it right where it was (trash!). Email your spottings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A hoarder by nature and a minimalist by design, George is the editor-in-chief of this blog and founder of Krrb.com.