Shoe Tree

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Comments (56)

Rainer2 on February 20, 2010

A Shoe Tree!?! How original and arti. Hope it's not a Jew Tree... :-)

Itallica on February 20, 2010

Hi Rainer it's something locals started for a kick.

Day Dreaming Bear (梦… on May 16, 2010


Itallica on May 16, 2010

Thank you Day Dreaming Bear for your comment.

Uckermaerker G. on July 8, 2010

A wonderful sight for a shoemaker, he has much to do!

Greetings, Günter.

Itallica on July 8, 2010

Greetings Gunter.

More shoes have been added since taking this photo. There are also other shoes on trees to the left of the picture.

Thank you for dropping by.

Cheers, tery

:-)Fiala(-: on November 10, 2010

Interesting tree!!!

Greetings fiala

Itallica on November 10, 2010

Thank you Fiala for the comment.

Andrey Voskressensky… on November 21, 2010

!!! :)

Itallica on November 21, 2010

Greetings Andrey.

Thank you.

Ghiocela on January 11, 2011

Very interesting place and funny shot! :)

Itallica on January 11, 2011

Greetings Simona. It is the custom of the local population!

Amir Demiri on September 7, 2011

liked :)

Itallica on September 7, 2011

thank yu Amir for your comment.

Steve Manders on February 10, 2012

A shoe tree is not as funny as it first appears. There is another one east of Algonquin Park in Ontario at 45* 29' 48.47" N and 78* 13' 47.26" W on the Madawaska River. A hundred years ago, many loggers lost their lives clearing log jams in the river in the spring run off. They took the boots of the dead loggers and nailed them to a tree as a memorial. The trees have since died, rotted away, but the locals maintain the shoe tree in their memory.

Itallica on February 11, 2012

Hello Steve thank yu for yur comment about the shoe tree in Ontario. This one may have had a similar origin but such purpose may have been lost to time.

kind regards, tery

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 4, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Itallica
    • Camera: SONY DSC-S700
    • Taken on 2009/10/05 02:19:57
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 17.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash