"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Whose Chairs?

A recurring theme around the city as I travel between schools-  I see chairs.  The chairs make me wonder about the owners, their usual occupants.  Somewhere in my hard drive I’ve a photo of a high chair near the curb, waiting for pick-up.  Chairs have a personality of their own. I love to hear the names of different types of chairs, each evoke an image- wing chair, ladderback, Windsor or Eames. Lawn chair, rocking chair, lounge or arm.  High chair, club chair, captain chair, molded plastic, patio or kitchen chair.  School chairs are not particularly comfortable. Kids love the rolling ones on wheels. Folding, stackable, side chair or throne.  Where do you sit?

Everyone has a chair.
Some more comfortable than others.
What kind of chair do you prefer?
As always,

Two yellow chairs and a gray one on Evaline Street. Yellow curb peeking through the snow.

8 responses

  1. laura

    I sit on a comfortable rolling chair all day.


    January 27, 2011 at 7:07 am

  2. Piraino

    These chairs look comfortable and seem to be for people who want to sit and watch the world go by. They are so retro as to be modern. I always cringe to see perfectly nice furniture including chairs put out for pick-up when a little TLC would re-purpose them (as shown here).


    January 27, 2011 at 7:34 am

  3. Sue reinfeld

    I love my kitchen chair. That’s where I do all my work.


    January 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

  4. erica

    ……. on the edge of my seat!!!!
    answer to your question! 🙂


    January 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

  5. Toni

    They could almost be like Steeler decorations. I almost didn’t see the gray one. People could sit there and watch some street football – maybe.


    January 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

  6. antony

    This is a great shot, would you give me permission to base a painting on it?


    June 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

    • By all means. Send me a photo of your painting if you would be so kind


      June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

      • antony

        Thanks Ruth, will do..


        June 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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