Sunday, November 21, 2010

A very old craft...

For how many years I am living in Athens, I remember that  there is always sitting a shoeshine boy at the
same place.
In front of a well known Jeweller shop "Lalaounis".

Who ever went to Geneve where is a street called Rue du Rhone
with all the best Jeweller stores and Swiss watches.

The street in Athens with the finest Jewellers has the name Voukourestiou street.

You can find all the finest Jeweller shops there..


and get a shoeshine at the same time!!

There is something for every taste and wallet...
shiny shoes or a shiny jewel!!!

31 comments:

  1. und was ist das? ich meine was für ein Handwerk? kann das leider nicht gut erkennen bzw, ich kenne es nicht!
    lieben Gruss!

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  2. Paderkroete,
    ein sehr altes Gewerbe: Schuhputzten.
    Dieser Mann sitzt schon seit zig-Jahren dort!
    Lieben naechtlichen Gruss!

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  3. oh ..also das war auch nicht lächerlich gemeint , ich habe das wirklich nicht erkannt!
    Dir auch nen lieben Nachtgruss ja!

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  4. Correction: Schuhputzen.
    Shining shoes.

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  5. Glad such profession is kept alive by someone...
    Thanks !

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  6. Καταπληκτικό!
    Εχω δει κι εγώ έναν
    και ήθελα να τον φωτογραφίσω
    όπως επίσης και τον λατερνατζή στην Πλάκα
    αλλά ποτέ δεν κρατάω φωτόγραφική γμτ
    όταν τη χρειάζομαι!
    Φιλιά πολλά και καλή εβδομάδα

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  8. Monika,

    An old craft, indeed! It's almost impossible to find a good shoe shine anymore here. It's becoming a lost profession.

    This is a great shot!

    Wishing you all the best this week,
    Brian

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  9. Cloudia,
    greet you from Athens!!

    Luis,
    yes, this is right.. poverty and wealth in
    the same street.

    Wong,
    one can see these pictures right on your way.

    D.Angel,
    πάντα πρέπει να εισαί ετοιμη για φωτό γμτ!
    Και εγω σου στέλνω τα φιλιά και καλή εβδομάδα!

    Jasmin,
    du hast es sehr gut gedeutet!!
    Nur laesst sich dieser Abgrund nie ueberbruecken!
    Gruess dich sehr herzlich!

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  10. Dear Brian,
    how are you doing? Are you with your family
    according to your plan?
    Wish you a very good rest from all the hectic
    the last months!
    Thinking of you,
    Monika

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  11. Most interesting! We need shoeshiners as much as we need jewelers! Great picure. Thank you, Monika.

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  12. Hello Clint,
    thank you for stopping by!!

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  13. Beautiful photography!
    Here we are no longer the shoe ..... but the jewels are !:-))

    Ciao Monika!

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  14. What a contrast!
    But I can feel he does a good work!
    Thanks for showing this.

    Kisses, dear Monika!

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  15. Francesco,
    in these days it is cheaper to shine our shoes...
    Ciao!!

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  16. Crissant,
    ok. maybe he does his job, but where are the
    customers??

    Kisses to you!!

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  17. I like it!!))))

    Thanx for nice post!!)))))))))))))))

    Kisses and everything good to you sunshinne!!))))))))))

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  18. Interesting craft!
    Please have a great wednesday!
    Regards!

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  19. A beautiful picture to remember, because there are few

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  20. Anita

    Wind

    Leovi

    you are so right!
    Maybe he is the only shoeshine boy left...
    I love his golden shoeshine box!!
    Thank you for your comment!

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  21. Ha hahahha...Thats very good comment on my blog!!!

    iam very lazy too Monika!!heheheh

    I wish you a charming weekend!!Many hugs from cold cold brrrrrrrrr..!!Norway!!:)))))

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  22. I, as an older man, have seen many of them offering their services to pedestrians passing by. In older times many of the streets were dirt roads, which taxed pedestrians' shoes and covered them with dust. "Loustri" (the word is relative to "luster") were offering a shoe shine, on the spot, against a minimal fee. Nowadays they are becoming extinct and just a picturesque presence!

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  23. Dear friend Monika, THANK YOU so much for your kindness. I appreciate very much your kind gesture to display my son's magazine. Next issue is coming soon! Hugs

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  24. Beautiful shots!
    Greetings from Spain.

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  25. Heliotypon,
    thank you for your explanations of the "Loustri"
    in these older days of Athens..
    You made my photo complete.

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  26. Dear friend Phivos,
    please don't make me blush.
    Both of you are very welcome!
    Hugs

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  27. Alvaro,
    thank you for coming by!

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  28. Schön dass du immer wieder Menschen fotografierst, dies muss ich noch üben. Bis bald und eine schöne Adventszeit,
    Uwe-Jens

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  29. Wuensche dir auch eine schoene und gemuetliche
    Adventszeit im herrlichen Berlin..

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