dinsdag 14 februari 2012

Shoemakers bench

Nearly gone but in times of economical decline priceless a shoemakers bench with tools all working with hand power. This one was plucked out of a little village and placed in a museum but still in working order and sometimes a retired shoemaker gives a demonstration not only how to repair shoes but also how to make them. ( This is the link for the ambachten museum)


7 opmerkingen:

  1. When I was a kid the Shoe Maker's Shop was a common sight. Believe it or not in Canada we still have some in business.

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  2. So many interesting tools and drawers. I would love to watch a demonstration. Handcrafts are a real art. You did well to catch this so well in the light available.

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  3. It's fun to see these workshops. We still have several good shoemakers in Vancouver but the shops seems to be pretty compact with modern efficient machinery.

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  4. A wonderful image full of wonderful craftsman's tools from previous times. I love old tools, and old workshops. They remind me of my father's old workshop, which he spent many many hours in. The colours of this image have a real old feel to them... almost sepia!

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  5. Nice! The light coming through the window adds a nice atmosphere to it. We have an old shoe shop around the corner, don't know how they stay in business these days...

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  6. the everyday is so important. I would love an entire series of such topics

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