Friends of S&C recently vacationed in Toronto, and visited a shoe museum. Yes, there’s a museum entirely devoted to shoes. And, why not?!?! The Bata Shoe Museum celebrates the style, function and history of footwear. There’s over 4,500 years of shoe history is on display. The museum’s collection ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamourous platforms. In the “Footwear of Famous People” exhibit, you can see John Lennon’s “Beatle Boot” from the 1960’s, and Elton John’s platform boots circa 1973.
And how did Ms. S&C hear of her friends’ spectacular and surely stunning cultural experience? A good, old-fashioned postcard. Ms. S&C was practically euphoric when it arrived in the mail.
postcard from the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
Have you spotted something spectacular? Share it with S&C! If you are out and about and run across something awe-inspiring, inventive or delicious — email shoesandcocktails(at)yahoo(dot)com, or send us a TwitPic @shoescocktails. Or, a postcard!
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