Shoe Trees

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by michealj, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Blaine, MN
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    That must be one smelly tree. ;-)
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    That's a lot of shoes! :D
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    One very STUPID tradition! I recall seeing this over 40 years ago....exception they hung them on phone and power lines.;)

    The other silly tradition (more recent) is attaching padlocks to bridges as a token of love.
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Like here in Cologne on the bridge across the Rhine. There's one bridge in Europe where it is forbidden now because the weight of the padlocks is bound to cause damage.
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  6. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Killer shots!

    There was a shoe tree not far from me. Always meant to go get some shots of it. I waited too long, wind storm couple months back knocked it over.
  7. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Blaine, MN
    Thanks Dave, Not much of an ordor left the wind takes it the south.

    Thanks Nick, Three trees are involved.

    Yes, but the trees seem to handle it well, they are about 50 feet tall. Perhaps the elements rot the laces quickly enough and they fall to the ground and are swept up.

    Thanks AD, I have seen pictures of the bridges and fences. The padlocks add a lot of weight. wow.

    Thanks AK47J. I have been fortunate to take pictures of these trees for about 4+ 5 years now. Always seems to be a new crop of shoes.

    Thanks everyone.
  8. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    #4 for me, Michael (the least nervous background).
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