Saturday, June 30, 2012

Avoiding one more thrown out couch

This is our couch being reupholstered at Winston's. It was a tough decision. Do We throw out our couch, so I will have another to add to my collection, or are we trying to be less consuming.  Winston told me that many of the better couches are signed by their maker, as you can see the name Vineberg on the second photograph

I am starting to have a backlog again so I will be posted twice a day for a while

Cote St Luc and Fielding SW

going to work - Tuesday June 19
at the corner of the couch was this interesting sculpture (the protector?)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Coolbrook and Van Horne NE

at lunch -  Friday April 6
another missed couch from April 6th 

a couple of other couches with hydrants from the archives

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fielding and Walkley NE

going to work - Tuesday June 19 I was wondering to myself if this was the same couch I had seen at this location previously- so I went back through my blog; but could not find the couch in question. So although it did deserve its own post it will have to suffice to put it as an addendum to today's post

going to work - Friday April 6

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cochrane and DecarieSW

at lunch - Monday June 18  These two were beside each other - one of my theories ts that when someone sees a couch being thrown out - they evaluate their own couch and often throw theirs out - funny kind of keeping up with the Joneses

Monday, June 25, 2012

Coronation and Fielding NW

going to work - Monday June 18
Usually they have been across the street- you can see that if you don't mark the location (and I don't have GPS) that it is difficult to determine exactly where it was - tA lot of these buildings have this coloured door....

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gatineau Vernissage

Yesterday I was at the vernissage of Re:InSitu - my two works are behind all those people- below is the couch I found while looking for a place to have a beer before the show! Can't get away from them!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Connaught and Patricia NW and SW

There has been a little bit of pressure on me to find couches so that I won't miss a day so last Tuesday I went a little out of my way and came across two sets of two couches across the street from each other. The lighting was very difficult so I decided to go back the next morning to see if I could get a better photo, only to discover three of the couches gone. At least the resulting photo of the sole leather couch is better than either of the original photos.

going home - Tuesday June 12

going home - Tuesday June 12

going to work - Wednesday June 13

Monday, June 18, 2012

Westhill and Chester NW

Going to work - Tuesday June 12
another with a person in the background - I like how they are also pink

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Randall and Chester NE

Going to work - Tuesday June 12
went a little bit out of my way (one block) - getting nervous that I will run out of couches

Friday, June 15, 2012

Missed it by that much

While I was on holiday in Italy, we turned on the news to hear of a grizzly murder in Montreal. On our return I found out it was on my usual lunch route, and I surmised that I could have found the body or whatever. This week we received the Paris Match with the couch in question photographed at the location Lucy and Decarie NW - (I already have two photos from that location on the blog- but looked through my archives and found five more.

Paris Match

One thing in common at this location is the general mess. Some buildings rarely have unwanted couches and when they do, they are presented nicely; others like this one are almost always a mess. 
- it is very interesting to see the evolution of buildings and/or of their tenants - over the years that I have been taking these photos prime locations have all but dried up, and others now have couches more frequently

Orphelimat and Cote St. Luc SW

at lunch - Monday June 11

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wolseley and Curzon SW

Monday June 11 - going to work
A few houses down from my house - took the pressure off right away as I need to get a few so that I can go a day or two without, without missing a daily post!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Patricia and Fielding SE

Wednesday June 6 - going to work
Residential street at the beginning of my bike route - took the pressure off right away - I think this is the first one from this block in the four years - I will have to research to see which blocks I have never had a couch - will keep you posted

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Coffee and Elmhurst SE

Tuesday June 5
Back from holiday - walked my wife to her quilt group year-end dinner and came across these two. I call this my "shooting fish in a barrel" location as rarely have I not found one when I go by this apartment - Just isn't exactly on my bike route. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

While on Holiday in Florence

My wife took a photo of me taking a picture of an unwanted couch - which I posted on instagram - Now I can post it with my picture - worries me a bit that I much prefer my wife's photo

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MacDonald and Ellerdale NW

going to work -Tuesday May 22 
The couch below at the same location was one of the first that I captured. I thought that it would be a prime location - but had to wait more than a year for the next one. Have had a couple lately.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Newman to Highway 20

going to camera club (hanging for exhibit) Saturday May 19.
These three couches were very well camouflaged - so well so that my wife didn't see them the next day on the way to the vernissage 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fielding and Westhill NW

going home - Friday May 18- I talked to these guys who had just carried this couch from Girouard to replace the one on the lawn  (that has bedbugs). I even self promoted my blog with them and showed some of my recent captures on my camera.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

St. Ignasius and Fielding NE

going home- Friday May 18 and to work below- I want to show how difficult a job I have in that I usually only have one chance to take a photo of a couch and then at that time the couch is half in the shade and half in full light- even in post processing couldn't fix- but I got one with flash.