I made this image last fall on Boston’s Beacon Hill. How often do we see a discarded shoe heel in the age of new materials, let alone a heel on a brick sidewalk? It seemed almost incongruous and worth capturing.

22 thoughts on “Discarded

  1. Les

    It probably fell off! Was planning on taking a trip up to Boston this year, but I cancelled it. Reason was too much of not knowing where I’m going, the traffic is terrible, where a good cheap place is to stay, and just plain expensive to do. You are lucky to have Boston close. Cheers! Les

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I agree about it falling off. Their day was not going so well at that point. I feel very fortunate to be so close to Boston and all that it has to offer. Cheers!

  2. reocochran

    I liked the way this turned out as well as the interesting conversation your responders gave, Chris. Everyone was polite but since you are like me, want to do a good post, I will tell you that when you wrote “heel” it transposed into “hell.” It happens to me all the time but my friends tell me so I may fix mistakes. 🙂

      1. reocochran

        No big deal, Chris. I had an embarrassing situation when I was in middle school doing a report on the Titanic (history class) and instead of explaining why it went so fast down under the water with the correct word, “suction,” I accidentally used an “f” in the beginning of the word, two times in a matter of minutes. Giggling and kids covering their mouths. I thought they didn’t appreciate my poster or something else. Later, my friend told me my real mistake! 😀

  3. dunelight

    When I was a child we repaired shoes, rarely ever bought new…so your image made me pause and reflect; no, you don’t see shoe repair parts laying around like this as one did ‘in the olden days’ of the sixties. Now we throw the old out.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I agree. I’ve brought shoes to cobblers but today’s shoes are not as easily repaired and repair shops are more difficult to find. One aspect of my time in El Salvador last year that I really liked was the fact that people used and repaired things until they were really used up. There was no waste. Cheers!


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