Public chairs, private space

An Amsterdam apartment building’s central courtyard appears to have been initially created when a fence was built to separate the courtyard from the adjacent sidewalk. Eking out the maximum amount of private space for the courtyard from the public sidewalk created this nook, a remnant of the space between one of the building’s entrances and the newly-erected fence. 

This space now houses various sizes and colors of plastic chairs, presumably meant to be used by the building’s inhabitants when relaxing in it’s courtyard.

Related: semi-public chair practices aboard the public ferry in Yangon, Myanmar, and chairs themselves used by space-constrained street vendors as means of storing both pineapples and monsoon rainwater on the sidewalks of Yangon, Myanmar.

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