Monday, January 16, 2017

Shoemaker

Another mural that I spotted on a garage, this seems to show a shoemaker at work. I wonder if there is some kind of history attached to the choice of subject.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

25 comments:

Lowell said...

The man has a rather poignant face. My great-grandfather in Sweden was a shoemaker. He never got rich doing that, though.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what an awesome mural. Great photo and find. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Cloudia said...

Must have been a beloved neighborhood figure

Karen S. said...

How beautiful and what history to be remembered for a very long time!

Sharon Anck said...

This is a great. It reminds me of the little shoemaker shop that was in my neighborhood when I was growing up. I went in there several times with my dad and the owner was always hard at work like this guy.

Christine said...

The shoemaker is quite a character! Nicely done!

Michelle said...

Great detail on that face.

Andy said...

Pretty darn fancy for a garage.

bill burke said...

I love this! Reminds me when I was growing up, we had a local guy who was a cobbler and fixed everyone's shoes. When you walked in to his small shop, you could smell the leather shoes. Today, people just throw them out and buy new ones.

Klara S said...

It's cool, that people want to have murals on their garages instead of grey space. This mural catches eye.

Tom said...

I like all these garage door murals that you find.

William Kendall said...

An icon of the area, perhaps?

s.c said...

Great mural of a vanishing profession.

Revrunner said...

i can actually remember when I took a pair of sandals I had to a shoemaker to have them resoled. I'm still wearing them. :-)

Red said...

Now that's a very cool mural...lots of detail.

Catalyst said...

I love it that the city doesn't force the owners to paint over the murals.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A Bygone craft I fear.... he looks dedicated and proud of his good work.

Taken For Granted said...

There were plenty of shoe makers around when I was young, but they are now gone. People don't repair shoes any longer, or seldom have them custom made. Great find. I will bet there is some history here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet there is Pat, it seems too specific. Beautifully done here.

LOLfromPasa said...

I like how the mural extends beyond the actual garage door onto the wall. Very nice.

D.Nambiar said...

Interesting subject. And nicely done.
The background looks absolutely lovely and it looks like an extension of the snowy weather outside.
What a great find.

VioletSky said...

Cobblers are hard to find these days. I like how this one is not just on the garage door, but covers the all s well.

Rose said...

I would love to know the reason for this...is it on a private garage? It makes me wonder if it is in reference to a family member.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I don't think this artist has been featured on your blog before. The style is quite distinctive and the image poignant. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Jack said...

It is a pretty nice one.