A Shoe Tree!?! How original and arti.
Hope it's not a Jew Tree...
Hi Rainer it's something locals started for a kick.
Thank you Day Dreaming Bear for your comment.
A wonderful sight for a shoemaker, he has much to do!
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.
Thank you Fiala for the comment.
Very interesting place and funny shot! :)
Greetings Simona. It is the custom of the local population!
thank yu Amir for your comment.
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.
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 taken in Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Misplaced? Suggest new location