Hanging on a Wire

It’s a somewhat universal site if you spend much time in any urban environment. The random pair of shoes lashed together and flung high on a telephone wire usually near an intersection. Of course, it’s commonly thought to denote a place to purchased drugs or possibly a symbol of gang territory depending on which urban myth you choose to believe. Another more PG myth is that it is used as penitence for a lost bet.

Whatever your belief structure surrounding random shoes hanging from a wire the nonsensical visual impact of this is undeniable. There are not many angles available to capturing these and the effect is lost the further you get from said shoes and the city landscape starts to draw your eye to other urban interests.

For today’s effort, it’s a simple capture leaving lots of time to contemplate the how and why this is even a thing still.