A photographic look at life in the Greater Toronto Area
The scene is reminiscent of some of the store window displays the window dressers used to do for me at the Bata stores I managed.
J'ai mal aux pieds rien que de penser à certaines chaussures ! C'est joliment présenté !
une preference pour les minis jupes des années 1960 ;)
This picture is so beautiful and it's so interesting to see the evolution of fashion and it comes back in one or two decades. :)Léia
I can't believe I've been alive for over half of the years I see posted on the signs. Your posting today reminded me that "white bucks" were my favourite shoes when I was a teenager. They made me so cool.
I couldn't drag my husband to visit when we went there a couple of years ago. Oh well. Great shot of the posters!
Confession: I don't like modern shoes, let along those from over the ages. That being said, this is a fun photo. I like the perspective -- great vantage point to take in all those cool colorful signs.
What a very cool display!
It's amazing the memories that are connected to shoe styles. Nice one!
@Hilda - my husband actually has more shoes than I do. He was loving this museum! :)@Paul - I have never seen a Bata store here in Canada. Plenty in France though. Have they gone under?
Great shot! This reminds me, I need new spring shoes.....
I'm wondering if some styles from the early years have come back in style in later years. Like lapels on men's suit/sport coats.Very fine, funky, colorful photo, Hal!
Curious and very interesting...
It's surprising how much footwear really does change from decade to decade.
Cool and colorful cubes, a great shot.
I'd love to go to that museum.SIGNS
My daughter has a thing for shoes, which seems to have passed me by my entire life. At the moment, my grand-daughter is besotted with a pair of golden yellow gumboots bearing a black tractor. She does not sleep with them ... yet.
I wanted a closer look at some of those individual years. Can't remember what I was wearing on my feet in the 1950s ;>
Halcyon, I think they've pulled out of Canada, don't know why. The local store closed a few years ago. When I worked for them they were the biggest chain in Canada, with almost 150 stores. Actually, I shouldn't say pulled out - they still have a store in Toronto, but not under the Bata name, and it sells athletic shoes only. Their international head office was a lovely building on a small hill in Don Mills if I remember correctly, but I think it was razed. Now they're HQ is in Switzerland, must be a tax thing.
Shoe styles from my teen years have come back around, I still have a thing for mary janes and t-straps.
It is a colorful display. But, a shoe museum?
What a colorful and interesting display.
Great photos of this interesting place.
i remember my Bata shoes when i was in grade school.:p
Wonderful post with so much going on- congrats on your first year too ;-)
oh yes I also hate the new word verification. If I dont get it right the first time i abandon leaving a comment.Love the shoe history
I have 4 pair of shoes, white, blue, green, red all running shoes. No need for anything else.
The curator at this museum had a superb idea when he decided to do a display of shoes through the years. We all love shoes, and if you all are like moi, you have far more than you need. I love the lighting and the way portions of the signs are turned in another direction. genie
Unique!I like it a lot!:)
I hate the new word verification. Since I have trouble reading those "words", I am assuming others do too.