Trash or Treasure?

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by sesser, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    Living in SE Portland (OR) the past few years has been quite an experience. One thing that is fairly rampant here is that if you want to get rid of something (anything) you just put it out front and wait. I've done it myself to get rid of things like extra roofing material, a bedroom set, old TVs, used tires and random kitchen gadgets. And they all disappeared within a day or two (sometimes longer).

    That said, I wanted to start a thread of images of those once loved items now relegated to the curb. Feel free to contribute and if you can/want tell us the location. :)

    10M10012. 10M10015. EM150006. PM202987. PM251989. PM293753.
     
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  2. Hendrik

    Hendrik Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Wow! That TV is older than the house it's sitting in front of. The shared pillar meme on the porch and the cabinet is kind of cool, too.
     
  3. Turbofrog

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    That portrait of the two dogs on the chairs is fantastic.
     
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  4. WRay

    WRay Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Not only is it fantastic but also funny and a winner!
     
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  5. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    34184006553_49888ed1b8_h.

    Probably closer to trash - 2 months ago, Escondido, CA
     
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  6. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    Funny thing is, I'm fairly certain that TV didn't come from that house. The house is currently for sale and was just completed this year. It was dumped there most likely because no one lives there to complain about it. :) That happens a lot too; people see a dumpster (or anything that might resemble a dumpster, like a shipping container) and just drop off their old mattresses and dining tables from the early 80s. The city could probably mitigate some of this by offering a couple large item pickups per year, free of charge. I'm all for reuse and recycling, but a lot of stuff is just junk nobody wants. :hmmm:
     
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  7. Hendrik

    Hendrik Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    80s? That TV is no younger than the early 60s, probably 10y earlier. There are user-serviceable parts inside that one, for sure. Mid-century provincial modern.

    Makes one wonder who kept it and why :hmmm:
     
  8. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    I wasn't suggesting that TV was from the 80s. I was referencing another situation where someone dumped a used mattress and a dining table from the 80s :)

    If it wasn't so heavy, I'm sure some dude in a man bun would have already carried it off on their 1980s Bianchi fixed gear road bike. ;)
     
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  9. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Veteran

    Set the standards pretty high with that first post... this is the best I can do for now... but I'll be back! I think I've kind of been waiting for this thread. :D

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    Anonymous corner in the San Fernando Valley...
     
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  10. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Veteran

    When that does happen, please get the shot.
     
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  11. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    One from this morning. Neighbors are moving out. Oddly enough, he came out just as I was snapping this pic and he asked if we wanted some arm chairs they needed to get rid of... so, we took him up on the offer. After all, the dog needs a place to sit. :D
    10M30010_Luminar-edit.
     
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  12. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Veteran

    That would be the Venus de Milo of armchairs... seems like a good fit, though.
     
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  13. junkyardsparkle

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  14. agbfoto

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    From last summer.

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  15. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    Trash?

    10M60004.

    Or Treasure?

    10M60001.
     
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  16. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    Books Free! "The Right Dose," "Obsession in Death" and "Kosher for the Clueless But Curious." Bonus lamp shade (minus the lamp). At least they kept to a theme.

    10M70003.
     
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  17. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    I'm fairly certain one could furnish their house by simply driving around Portland.

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    10M80071.
     
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  18. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

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    10M90080.
     
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  19. junkyardsparkle

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    Missing drawers in Oakland

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  20. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Veteran

    This in-need-of-upholstering rocking chair was deemed "treasure" and given a home on the deck with a lovely view of the freeway offramp...

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    It makes a really nice creaking sound as it rocks. (Oakland, California)
     
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