Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Wednesday Doorway: ce fut un bottier...

A doorway on Avenue de Saint-Cloud and remains of a long gone bootmaker's ("bottier") shop...

26 comments:

Natural Moments said...

I think there will come a day when local shops will make shoes once more. It is nice to know and to see and feel where one's products personally come from.

Jacob said...

It's interesting that the shop looks desolate and abandoned but the door looks very solid and appears to be in great shape.

We have very few "bootmakers" left also.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» really enjoys your doorway series!

Chuck Pefley said...

You Europeans have such wonderful doors to use and photograph! Looks like a "ghost" sign on the building. Wonder what kind of shop it is, or was?

DaveM said...

There are very few cobblers around now, but I like them as they can keep a favourite pair going longer. Although many shoes nowadays are thrown away rather than repaired.

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful door on an abandoned shop. Strange. MB

Allan Alexandre said...

Un bottier disparue ou pas ; pittoresque cette photo .

Olivier said...

superbe ces vieilles enseignes sur les murs, c'est un bout de l'histoire de la ville

Malyss said...

Quelqu'un a soigneusement entretenu la porte, apparement toujours utilisée, mais rien que la porte. ..Cette photo pourrait s'appeler "le fantôme du bottier"..Ü

akarui said...

Un bel immeuble et une jolie porte pour ce fabricant de bottes...
Le lien etant bon je comprends que tu es arrive sur la page de mon hebergeur qui m'avait coupe durant quelques heures, toutes mes excuses pour le desagrement...

VP said...

The sideshow of the old bootmaker is very nice. I like the idea of the hole centered in the O.

ALAIN said...

Il n'avait peut-être qu'un chat comme client...

Cergie said...

Cette façade est comme un blog : elle garde trace du passé à moins qu'un jour d'un coup de rouleau on ne l'efface...
J'ai vu ton message sur le lycée La Bruyère et n'ai pu voir si les travaux sont finis et si les cabanes provisoire-qui-dure sont parties. Qu'en est-il de l'internat ?

Woody said...

I like the details, they really capture your attention. I also like the old paint on the walls - I always thought those advertisements were really interesting. In the US farmers used to paint advertisements on their barns. There's one near my house - I should get a shot of it.

brattcat said...

Such an intriguing doorway.

Halcyon said...

All the bootmakers have gone to China.

lizziviggi said...

I love the faded portion of sign next to the door. Wonderful composition!

beatrice De said...

Quel mystère cette porte noire cache-t-elle ? Gotique ?

Un regard offert said...

Il y a longtemps !

Paula said...

I love "ghost signs", I think they're more interesting than when they're new.

Lee Spangler said...

The landlord gave him the "boot"? ha ha!


(an english idiom, to throw someone out)

Clueless in Boston said...

Great old double doors with the leaded glass at the top. And a great door handle.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder if the building is still in use as something else.

Catherine said...

Quand les murs témoignent du passé....

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting, c'est un mot noveau por moi! :)
Beautiful doorway!
Léia

Paulie said...

What a neat entrance!