Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Got Shoes?

Philadelphia Florsheim.

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37 comments:

  1. I found your blog by clicking on Pennsylvania.
    Im a native of Pennsylvania having been born in Philadelphia, many moons ago, lol! Ive been to Newtown as my sister lived about 10 minutes from there - what a quaint town - stayed at the Inn - windy staircases but spacious bedroom suites! Enjoy your stay in Pennsylvania - it's a great state next to Virginia and NewYork!
    You have an eye for detail in your pictures!

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  2. Your photo make the building look very interesting ancient and romantic - almost as waiting for Gene Kelly and "Singing in the rain" :)
    Thanks for visiting and nice words :)

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  3. And so that's the maker of the Florsheim Shoes? Looks like it's more windows than the shoes. lol.
    Nice one James.

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  4. Beautiful upward view...I love your perspective...I've not seen the Florsheim building, although my Dad did some work for Florsheim many years ago. It looks beautiful the way you have presented it here.

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  5. I like the upward view, too! Wow! I had almost forgotten about Florsheim! Great F word for the day!

    Enjoy!
    Sylvia

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  6. My Dad always wore Florsheim shoes. Never thought about where they came from before. Great shot and thanks from a long ago memory.

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  7. I love this picture and I love the building. I think it's neat that they left that original sign.

    I'm seeing the beginning of a theme with the lamp posts. :)

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  8. Hi James,

    Beautiful building!
    Do they still make shoes?

    Best regards
    Asta

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  9. James,
    I truly love these streetlight illuminated photos you take. They create such a great feeling. Nice 'F'.

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  10. Pawsome building...
    But what drew my attention most was the picture on the sidebar showing this tricky box that completely transforms Simba into Orangebert?
    Purrs and love
    Luna

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  11. I was wondering about your title, but the comments made it clear to me. Love the picture and it's the warm colors, it's almost like a painting!

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  12. Awesome photo. Wonder how old that building is. Excellent :)

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  13. I'd forgotten Florsheim, too. THANKS. Now Philly needs to change its name to Filly for the proper alliteration.

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  14. I love the upward shot of the building. A beautiful building as well.

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  15. I love shoes, shoes in general. I had never heard of Florheims though.

    Great shot of the building, love the angle.

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  16. . . . and I am distracted by what looks like a pile of pillows in the window of the block next door.

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  17. Beautiful shot of the mammoth building, James.

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  18. Wow! Good eye and great shot! :D

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  19. Hi James,
    Thanks for visiting my site. Ok, I'm hooked now I have to have a closer look around yours. Great pix.
    Cathy

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  20. Wow! Is this where the origins of Florsheim shoes came from? I wouldn't have guessed.

    Thanks for sharing it :)

    Happy WW!

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  21. I don´t get it but I like the photo and the textures!

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  22. I like what you have done to the contrast and saturation for the photo. I have to read the comments to understand about the "Shoes". thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great shot. Interesting narrow building, with details and of course history (we've heard of Floreshiem shoes). We're into urban photography as well - it's the theme of most of our WW posts including this week.

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  24. I still have a pair of their shoes from 1988 when I had a year in California.

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  25. I guess it was a shop or a factory of famous US shoes?..No matter, I like this building, and the way it seems to try to find a place between the two other ones..

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  26. So .. Florsheim make shoes? Not a company I've heard of, but the building is delightful, and the name certainly fits the requirement this week! LOL!

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  27. Ahhh, I am loving this photo.
    Thanks for coming by to see me...I am so glad that you did so that now I can follow you and see these great photos..

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  28. I love the old just tucked in between the new. Nice perspective.

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  29. What a great picture, you did a great job with it. Now if I took that picture, it would look so, ho hum.

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  30. Florshiem--my husband wore them for years, but I haven't seen any around here for awhile. Now the big shoe name is Ecco. nice picture

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  31. What a beautiful building. I love how it is so different from the ones surrounding it too.

    Feel free to visit me: Picture This . . .

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  32. Beautiful building! A shop on the ground floor?

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  33. Love that elongated view, makes the building look as thought its just muscled in between the other two but I guess it was there first as it is the prettiest.

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  34. Beautiful shot! Love the angle and lighting. Also nice to see something from "home" (or close to it)! :-)

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  35. Florsheim money built Linderhof! A beautiful picture!

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  36. I´m sorry but I don´t follow much punk. I think there is a lot of them and some of the most popular bands, such as Apulanta, have some punk leanings. Kaaos can´t continue anymore because the singer died in 2007.

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