Wednesday, February 16, 2011

custom made


The front entrance at the Bata Shoe Museum
and their unique door knobs.


18 comments:

Nora said...

When I was a kid I thought Bata shoes were quite special.

Andy said...

I hope you went inside and took the tour. Personally, when I was a kid I preferred PF Flyers. I could always run faster with them on. So I thought:)

ewok1993 said...

very cool. are you going to show us someday of the contents of the museum?

Louise | Italy said...

Great shots.

EG Wow said...

I haven't bee there in a long, long time! I NEED to go back. :))

Lew said...

Glass doors are common, but not those knobs! And I had never heard of Bata shoes.

Joy said...

Attractive door knobs, they are almost like coins.

Kim, USA said...

A very unique door knob. What is Bata means? In the Philippines Bata means a child or a kid. ^_^ Happy Thursday!

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Luna Miranda said...

interesting! i've seen Bata shoes here but never thought it's a Canadian brand. "bata" in Filipino means child.:p

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VioletSky said...

Bata is a family name of the founders of the shoe company. It is Czech (not sure of the meaning) and Sonja Bata started the collection that is housed in this museum.

Francisca said...

I have traveled with my good friend Ruth (who I've posted about) to hunt for footwear for this museum. She's found quite a lot for them. Through Ruth, Sonja has also bought some of my photos. I would really like to go this museum! And I sure like the brass door knobs.

Marvin said...

Nice shots. I've never been to a shoe museum.

Greyscale Territory said...

Lots of style and character in these door knobs! Interesting shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a unique find. I need to go look up Bata shoes -- its not familiar to me (maybe they don't walk across the border?) I'd like to see inside as well.

RedPat said...

Great shots - I love that museum - both the building and the exhibitions.

Inger-M said...

Very impressive door knob!

marina said...

A very original and beautiful bas-relief!

sue said...

fascinating, and lovely door knobs. We have a Bata shoe factory very close by. I'd always assumed it was an Australian brand! It seems like we're just a small outpost.

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