Shoes hung on a wire

http://vancouver.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/03/FlyingShoes-thumb.jpgI’ve noticed a lot of these around Vancouver: shoes on a wire. They’re everywhere.

Are they merely the product of bored teenage angst? Ingeniously-disguised secret police listening devices? A way for local gangs to mark their territory? Durable nests for enterprising pigeons?

The Shadow knows.

3 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    This phenomenon is fully explained in the movie Wag the Dog.


  2. jenzee (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    There was a pair of these hanging from a wire in Gastown’s Maple Tree Square for a while, outside of the greasy spoon (now the restaurant Moonshine).

    Not very interesting – until I realized that they weren’t real shoes; they were made out of cardboard, two-dimensional, painted to look like sneakers, with real shoe-laces.

    Trippy.


  3. Tiffany (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

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