Thursday, April 10, 2014

Booting Up

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
~James Callaghan

The boots I've been wearing look a bit like a footwear version of the Sorting Hat. Not very fancy, but I like them. All kinds of boots today:

King Gustav III of Sweden's Coronation Boot, 1771
made by Jacob Wagner, Christopher Sergell, and Mattias Brun

Boots in the Grass
by Andrew Taylor

Boots, Bass Guitar, Painting
by Dave Parker

by Max Jackson

Equestrian portrait of Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613-1676)
by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (1628–1698)

Legacy (the mud beneath our feet)
by Dave Hind, dedicated to A.P. Coleman (1852-1939), "geologist, educator, scientist, prospector, explorer, artist, lecturer"
photo by Mathew Ingram

Stalin's boots, the only thing that remains of a massive sculpture

At the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
photo by Bob Ramsak/piran cafe

Fallen American Soldiers' Boots, Grant Park Exhibit, Chicago, Eyes Wide Open
photo by Steve Weiss

Dalmation Boots
photo by John Morgan

Puss in Boots
by Walter Crane

1 comment:

HWY said...

Whoa...King Gustav's boots (and especially the spurs) are incredible! Bet he only wore them the one time.

The Legacy sign is great...extremely imaginative.

And I've always thought that leaving only Stalin's boots from the statue to be very symbolic (from having the country under his heels for so long).

Great theme, today, Tab.