28 Feb '13, 7pm

The Mysterious Global Phenomenon of Sneakers Hanging From Power Lines:

The Mysterious Global Phenomenon of Sneakers Hanging From Power Lines:

Shoes are basically practical objects, yet they can also be worn as adornment, for comfort, or even for pure delight. They can be the black pit sucking up a woman’s salary, or the subject of a passing compliment, little more. But take them off our feet, tie the laces together and toss them up into the fathomless blue sky... and suddenly those down-to-earth soles are dangling from a power line, like lonely wingless birds, steeped in mystery. Such far-flung footwear can be found the world over — from urban centers to deserted country roads. Wherever the shoes on a wire happen to be, speculation and burning questions follow. Why are they there? What story do they tell? Photo: edkohler It would be easy to shrug off the sight of one or two pairs hanging on wires, but this worldwide phenomenon cannot be ignored. The sheer quantity of 'wire-shoes' makes it clear that this is not ...

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