Saturday, January 31, 2009

The shoe repair shop

I passed this shop late the other night at an hour when I wouldn't think it would be open. The shoe repairman was nowhere in sight. I liked the way these shoes seem to be waiting, like patients in a doctor's office...or perhaps they've already been "treated," and are waiting for someone to pick them up. I especially like the two shoes in the apparatus on the right, and the photo on the wall of...shoes!

Note to post: Footnotes commented to say there's a 'footwear' post on Saturdays, and I didn't even know! Serendipitous! Check out:

http://footwearfever.blogspot.com

16 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh I love this . I thought it your closet on the portal! Waiting indeed. I love shoes. I just bought a pair of comfy yet cute sandals for Paris this afternoon! Great post today BIbi.
V

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture! I love the smell of shoe repair shops, so old-fashioned and reassuring. I am so glad they still exist.

Branka M.

Thérèse said...

Shiny shoes on the shelves speak for themselves. A tidy shop.

richies said...

Cool photo. I like pictures that tell a story; or at least let you imagine a story!

An Arkie's Musings

Saretta said...

I love the photo of the shoes...looks like they are out for an adventure!

Footnotes said...

Hi, this is a perfect photo for Saturday Footwear Fever. Pls join now..See you!

Footnotes said...

Thank you for joining! Happy Blogging!

me ann my camera said...

I love this presentation! Such a public display but yet so personalized with the personality of wear and worn.

Gallimaufry Gleanings

Mim said...

I love stores like this, you're right, it's like a shoe hospital, with every shoe waiting for it's treatment. I also love the potato photograph, what a great lens!

soulbrush said...

a delightful photo. wish i were a publisher, i would commission you to do a book of these images.

Marianne said...

I like this photo too. Can almost smell the leather, paste... And the picture on the wall. Though I'm thinking of the Van Gogh picture I have of old shoes.

bobbie said...

I love this. I didn't even know there were such shops any longer.

soulbrush said...

i have tagged you. see my blog.

soulbrush said...

of course, you are an aqua like me. i am on weds 4th. looking forward to seeing your post. hugs.

Joni said...

Love this photo and I love shoes!
The shelf in the middle looks like it holds teeny tiny boots for teeny tiny feet!

Petrea said...

Wonderfully spotted and captured, Pat!