Boston, Massachusetts in Chinatown (March 2010)
This post is part of a photographic series documenting street chairs in different cities around the world.
Photo by Aditi Mehta
They look like old friends!
Agree! I love the relationships between the chairs in your photos, Aditi.
Why is it that chairs look so much like people? I don’t think it is because of the arms and legs only. I think that chairs evoke for us the people who sit in them, whoever they may be, or whoever we imagine them to be. I love chairs and actually collect them. I am in a constant fight with my husband about getting rid of old chairs. To me it feels like getting rid of old relatives. I absolutely love the picture of the red and blue chair. They look like an old married couple that have stepped outside for air to take a break from chores (sweeping??).
Thank you for your comments. I agree that it is so amazing how anthropomorphic chairs can be… Also, you can tell so much about a place by looking at the type of chair that sits in a particular environment. I almost feel like the blue and orange chair are being interrupted in a conversation because of the foot in the corner of the sidewalk and the shadow of the person in front.
I think it might be a republican chair and a democrat chair. They’ve learned to sit down and talk respectfully about issues. They even like each other. They’re like Ted and Orrin.