Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Shoes hung up high in laneway, Melbourne CBD

 


I love shallow depth of field at one stage. It was what a lens geek would do. I have tons of shots on the shoes hung up in the laneway of Melbourne. I never quite understood why this was done first place.

My pals tell me it was a way to mark the sales point for weeds. Or it was a mysterious way to play a game. 

Olympus 150mm f2


This is linking Bokeh shots






26 comments:

  1. I've seen them here too. Probably no reason for it other than it being a cool thing to do. :)

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    1. Interesting to hear different comments from all over the world

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  2. Many years ago I heard what I think is an urban myth that it marks a place to buy drugs. If I heard about it, I am sure the police knew of the rumour too. I can't say I've seen so many suspended shoes in the same place though.

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  3. I am fascinated. You see this all the time in the United States ("shoe tossing") One explanation is gangs marking their territory. I've also heard the one about marking places to buy drugs No one really knows. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I heard about gangs marking their territory sort of things. Like dogs pissing on a pole. Scary thought

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  4. Interesting subject, I suppose those that hang know why.

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  5. I wish they wouldn't do it, but I'm an old grouch.

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  6. They do it here too and I donno why! Maybe your pals are right haha ;-)

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  7. Great photo, very colorful. I have seen the shoes hanging, I read there could be various reasons why the shoes are hung up on the wires. Take care, have a great day!

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  8. The could and sort of do wear the shoes on the left. šŸ˜€

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    1. You mean for a room window next to it hanging the shoes up there?

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  9. I've heard the same stories about hanging shoes but I think it's taken on a whole new, more artsy meaning.

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  10. I think there are too many sales sites...
    Great focus and bokeh

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  11. Por aquƭ tambiƩn dicen lo mismo, que es para marcar venta de drogas. Un beso.

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