Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shoes On A Wire


I don't know what the deal with shoes thrown over a powerline is. I see them all over the place. These three were on a wire behind Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. When I've worn out a pair of shoes, I just throw them away, not up in the air. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

4 comments:

SRQ said...

I don't think I've ever seen that many in one place at once. There are all kinds of rumors as to the meaning, but I don't know for sure. I snapped this shot in the park behind the Fruitville Library -- in the middle of nowhere: http://srqjet.blogspot.com/2010/10/up-upand-stuck.html

uncreative said...

my first thought was: those could be (snow ski) CHAIR LIFTS!

Ernie said...

Come on, Uncreative. Where would I shoot a chair lift in Florida? Especially this time of year. :)

Anonymous said...

Actually, the shoes are a rememberance of the fallen person.

I was watching a documentary on The New Orleans 9th ward recently and they explained the shoes represent a Fallen Comrad. They are Usually found in Urban-Impoverished neighborhoods.