A good street couch beckons you to have a seat and say hi to your neighbors, no matter who might’ve sat there before. A good street couch has cushions. A good street couch is rare.

The couches in this gallery aren’t necessarily good street couches. Some of them aren’t even couches. (We’re looking at you, love seats and arm chairs.) But all these items are on the street, and they all tell a story — of butts, and passion, and Monday Night Football, maybe even birth and death.

Have a seat. Take a look around. And don’t forget to submit your photos to our Flickr pool and tag us on Instagram and Twitter.