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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cobbler

Armed with a bag of tools, a mat and a stool, this street cobbler plies his trade in front of a 7-eleven outlet in my neck of the woods.
Do old-school cobblers still exist in your corner of the world?

36 comments:

Sandee said...

That's an art you don't see much anymore.

Have a fabulous day and week, Veronica. ♥

betty said...

They don't here but what a talent! I would like watching their work!

Betty

Lin said...

I'm not sure they are cobblers, but there are shoe repair stores here. Not many, but they do exist. They are not on the streets here though.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

No I've not seen anyone like that.

Phil Slade said...

The answer to your question is a resounding "no". People do not repair shoes anymore, they throw them away. So many old skills are being lost forever.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

No, I have never seen them. I live in a rural area, miles from a town and city. Great people shot. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

Peabea Scribbles said...

We need those in our throw away world. So much could be salvaged. The last little shop run by and older gentleman in our town is now gone so not sure if there is anyone that does that anymore. Sure would be fun to watch this fella do his talents.

junieper2/jesh StG said...

Concerning shoes I rather live where you do! The last time I went, the shoemaker haughtily said, "I'm not going to repair this. It's plastic!"
So, I wished this guy lived in my neighborhood, because I have a lot of "plastic" shoes:):) Always love your interesting links to All Seasons! Have a great week!

Powell River Books said...

Finding a shoe repair shop is very hard, and a street cobbler is unheard of. We are such a throw-away society these days. I like to repair things whenever I can. - Margy

Meditations in Motion said...

What a great photo! No, we don't have cobblers any longer in my neck of the woods, which is a shame. I honestly don't know where I would go to get a shoe fixed. I would have to just throw it out and buy new ones, which seems wasteful!

stevebethere said...

Don't see it here in London anymore either which is sad really

Have a cobblertastic week :-)

betty-NZ said...

It's good to see that the skill is still alive and well! We had a shoe shop where the owner did most of his own repairs but he retired not long ago :(

Thanks for linking up at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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NanaHood said...

I knew one years ago but not any more!

italiafinlandia said...

They still do it in Italy, but they have their own shops.
Have a nice week!

Diana said...

In Romania there are still. :)
Have a nice day!

the 4 M's said...

I haven't seen any street cobblers even when traveling but I still see cobbler shops around. Hopefully it does not become a lost art.
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Sandee said...

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Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

likeschocolate said...

He is keeping busy!

Julie said...

That's just great! Unfortunately we don't see any shoemakers on the streets anymore. When I was a kid, that was still there!
Best, Julie

pilch92 said...

There was one in the mall, but he closed shop about 10 years ago.

Alana said...

No street cobblers. I think we may have one shoe repair place left. I do have fond memories of the repair place my Dad used to use, back in the early 1960's.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow. A street cobbler! We have cobblers here, but they usually have a brick and mortar storefront operation.

yonosoymillenium said...

nunca he visto esto, una buena foto

Gattina said...

I think we have no shoemakers anymore at all ! Shoes have become so cheap that repairing them is more expensive ! Street cobblers I have only seen in North Africa.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting. No, there are none where I live. Hardly even a shop anymore. :(

Schwabenfrau said...

That's a really great photo.
Thank you for your comment with me.
Greetings Eva

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Amy Johnson said...

This is awesome. I wish they still existed in my corner of the world. So many people I know would rather get their shoes fixed than buy new ones.

Antionette Blake said...

No: not here in Delaware. #TrafficJamWeekend

magiceye said...

A dying breed indeed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I haven’t seen one for years and years . But I think about them every time I throw away a pair of shoes and feel guilty about it.

Esha M Dutta said...

Oh yes, they do. I've seen quite a few in the vicinity although their number has now dwindled over the past 10 odd years!

Lovely post, Veronica. Thanks for joining us. See you this week too. :)
Have a fabulous week ahead.

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe said...

Yes they do!

Natasha said...

Very much so. We have loads of such things from the old world, Veronica. And I'm so glad we do. :)

Hope you are doing well. Much love <3

Great-Granny Grandma said...

That seems to be a thing of the past in my neck of the woods. There used to be a couple of shoe repair stores, but I don't think those are around anymore either.

Mellie said...

Nope, not something we see here. There used to be a shoe repair business but they closed several years ago.