Thursday, 5 August 2010

Cordonnier

The window of an old fashioned but highly qualified cobbler in Vieux Versailles street...
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Rue du Vieux Versailles.

28 comments:

Olivier said...

je pense que maintenant les cordonniers travaillent avec des machines plus fraiches ;o) digne de faire parti d'une collection d'un musée

LD said...

I love displays like this - relics of craftsmanship and artistry that's quickly vanishing - at least here in America. Thanks!

brattcat said...

It is hard to find an old fashioned cobbler these days. Count yourself most fortunate.

Jacob said...

Omigod! Look at that machine. I'll bet that's just for show, right?

Heck, I doubt if there's any kind of cobbler left in Ocala (well, except for the ones that shoe horses!)

Woody said...

I think any type of old machinery is *very* cool. There are so few cobblers anymore, a dying art.

bfarr said...

I love this shot. What a great composition. I didn't know singer made 'shoe' machines : )

Bob Crowe said...

Mais peut-il chanter?

T. Becque said...

Great window display! This is not a profession you see much of in Tucson.

Small City Scenes said...

An ols Singer--very collectable.

Ciel--I bet you would make a good Cowgirl. It's never too late. YeeHaw!!! MB

Malyss said...

Charme retro..Je suis sure que la machine pourrait encore marcher, même si le cordonnier ne s'en sert plus; Par temps de crise ce métier réapparait, on ne jette plus , on répare, ..pas plus mal!...

VP said...

What a nice find. We still have few remaining cobblers, but strangely most of the are women now.

Francisca said...

Here in Manila you can still get custom-made shoes... although they are often quite a bit more than off-the shelf ones. That's still good for someone like my mother who needed a special pair with different insoles made after her hip surgery when one leg became shorter than another. Lovely display, Ciel.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow a vintage Singer! Amazing!I also like a lot those reflections.
hugs
Léia

Ann said...

My great Grand ma, my grand ma and my mum all had manual singer sewing machine. They were the best.

B SQUARED said...

Just as an aside, I once knew a Singer. A descendant of "The" Singer.

BaysideLife said...

I can almost smell the leather and polish from my youth. But here cobblers are no more. A loss for sure.

Louis la Vache said...

Not only are cobblers a dying craft, sewing machines are very much on the wane, as well...

Neat photo, Ciel

Sharon said...

An interesting display. I love the old Singer sewing machine.

Tammie Lee said...

a wonderful image. thank you for your caring words.

Halcyon said...

The old people really knew how to make shoes!

Loree said...

Wow a cobbler - how interesting. They're a dying breed these days.

Gunn said...

First: Why did I think of the film "Coco"....
Second thought; Not many cobblers left here either...
Interesting to see...

Have a nice weekend!:)

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the old machine and randomly placed shoes. Cool shot.

Elisa said...

J´adore!
Ma maman en avait une :)
Merci pour le souvenir
Bisous

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Excellent shot, Ciel! You composed this brilliantly.

Sharon

paulboo said...

The window of a true craftsman, a rare thing in these days when everything is designed to be thrown away after a short time!

Evelyn said...

I love this photo and the old sewing machine.

Alain said...

Les traditions des vieux métier des souvenir d'enfance merci pour cette évocation.