SULLA STRADA: that’s the title, in Italy, of Jack Kerouac’s best-known book, On the Road.
To Adrienne Grande, a reader of this blog who recently bought a fab 1810 Greek Revival house in Greenport, Long Island, it means something other than a drug-fueled cross-country road trip. Adrienne e-mailed that she has been furnishing with pieces “collected here and there or found sulla strada, i.e. on the street.”
“Sulla strada sounds so much more refined,” she wrote, “than ‘Someone threw it out and I took it!'”
I love the phrase and I’m stealing it. Some of my favorite things have been found, over the years, sulla strada. See these pictures for proof.
One must never be too proud to go dumpster-diving. People throw out the most amazing things. New York City sidewalks are famous for great trash.
What about you? Ever found anything sulla strada?