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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 114; Shoes;



Sandals 1951
These Sandals are 61 years old. mine were red and my little friends sandals were brown.

This photo was taken when we visited  Kaiseraugst -  Augusta Raurica

Unfortunately I have not got a photo when we were wearing Roman sandals in 15 BC


Augusta Raurica is a Roman archaeological site and an open-air museum in Switzerland. Located on the south bank of the Rhine river about 20 km east of Basel near the villages of Augst and Kaiseraugst, it is the oldest known Roman colony on the Rhine.




Enjoy Sepia Saturday

34 comments:

  1. I remember having some red shoes like that when I was little. I liked them so much better than saddle shoes.

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    1. Kristin; I was very proud of my Red ones!

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    1. Lisa, thank you for your compliment.

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  3. Practical and cute shoes. I guess that's why you still see that style today too.

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  4. I remember this, the sandals like this, (sandálias in portuguese).

    I was 4 years old in that time. I leaved in PORTO till 8 years old.

    Great photo, i think i did have one like that in my album...may be i shall present it in prochain future in my blog.

    (sorry for my poor Engglish)

    Best wishes, Titania
    Antonio

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  5. Hi Antonio; thank you for that. Yes show your memorable photos.It is fun and good to see. Antonio, your English is fine.

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  6. Karen, thank you for your kind comment.

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  7. Hello Titania - What a gorgeous photo, you are so lovely and I can remember having shoes very similar to these ones.
    Thank you so much for your message on my blog, I appreciate it. I haven't been able to go back to blog yet, maybe I will one day but not just now. I did thoroughly enjoy it for most of the time especially Sepia Saturday but, like you, I seem to need a good break.
    With best wishes to you.

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    1. Dear Marilyn, thank you so much. Yes, Have a very good rest and a break and after that, perhaps you will find your way back to blogging. Your posts were always very special and beautiful. All my best wishes for you and also for your family. T♥

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  8. This brings back memories. It was always a sure sign that Summer was with us, when we were taken to be measured up for sandals like these.

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    1. Hi Martin, thanks so much, yes exactly come spring and summer off to the shoe shop!

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  9. This type of sandal was and still is very common; they have never gone out of fashion it seems/

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    1. Bob, I read ones that ladies shoe fashion changes every year, so they have to buy new ones to be IN! children's shoes and sandals are quicker worn out or to small so new ones are bought anyway!

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  10. I had some like that but I'm sure mine were brown. Lovely photo!

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  11. I have some similar shoes in my sepia Saturday post this week.

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    1. Postcardy, enjoyed your postcards and your similar shoes! Thank you.

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  12. You are very funny! Roman sandals, indeed! That is a wonderful photo, and it's nice to be able to distinguish the shoes.

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  13. Those look like Mary Janes. My daughter's both have a pair that look just like yours :) Very cute picture.

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  14. Such a cute photo. Lovely shoes and I love the history lesson as well.
    Nancy

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  15. Barbara and Nancy; thank you.

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  16. Tattered and Lost, thank you for this nice comment.

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  17. Good gracious, I had completely forgotten about those rich red sandals that used to be popular when I was young. I think I owned a pair but I don't think I have a photo of me wearing them. Great memories.

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    1. Hi Alan, thank you, Sepia Saturday activates the memories. I enjoyed the shoes.

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  18. I love the shoes and the smiles in this photo. As for the roman sandals, I wore mine in 1970 during the hot pants craze.

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  19. Linda, I had a pair in the fifties. Thank you for your visit.

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  20. Who Took The Photograph? You Both Look Happy & A Ease With The person behind the camera (I often think you can tell a lot about the character/personality of the photographer by the way the subjects react to them)

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  21. tony, you are absolutely right. The photographer was the father of the boy. I have spend every year some holidays in Basel. Their House was direct on the Rhine river. I always had the most beautiful holidays one can imagine, boating, swimming, going to places, it was magic.

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