Yesterday was a mild, sunny day. I went out early, dropping off a few more things at the Give Box, and toured around the neighbourhood.
I saw this old-fashioned TV in the alley adjacent to St-Denis. I haven’t seen one of these in a while! I used to see them a lot more regularly. These things must have sucked to move.
A bit further down the alley (close to Roy) I came across these bags
A music store on St-Denis was throwing away old cassettes, records, and magazines. Some of the stuff was musty and ruined with mildew. I took a few of the nicer looking cassettes and records (some of which were in their original packaging).
I also brought home a bundle of old french film magazines. They’re mostly Cinémonde or Ciné Tele-Revues from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Most of them are in pretty good shape – they smell a bit musty but nothing overpowering. I think that smell will go away anyways.
It seems like many of the front covers are somewhat to very revealing pictures of female stars while the back covers are sort of “classy” photos of male stars (like Sean Connery above). There’s occasional nudity on the covers and inside as well, which is odd because they seem like mainstream magazines overall.
I’m not sure what I’ll do with these yet. There must be close to 100 in total. They’d be great for scrapbooking, but they’re also the kind of thing people like poking through at yard sales. When my friend has her yard sale later this month I’ll likely bring them by.
Two old wheelchairs on the curb somewhere north of Mont-Royal on de Bullion.
Later on, again in the alley next to St-Denis (but close to Gilford), was this pile of trash. I brought home a glass jar for storing food.
I also found this pair of Aldo boots. They actually look brand new – I don’t see any wear or tear at all. I can’t tell if they’re men’s or women’s style, which probably means I shouldn’t care too much and just wear them as they fit my feet perfectly!
Overall, not a bad haul. I’m going out in an hour or two for a look around the east side of the Plateau.