Kat Baybrooke at Beyond Robson took a look around her new Vancouver neighbourhood and determined that it was eccentric; partly based on the presence of shoes hanging from powerlines.
And I found that there was actually a lot going on. Children played on handmade, wooden swings and slides that had been deliberately left in ‘common areas’ of the sidewalk. Shoes hung from their own laces on electrical wires. Students blasted 90’s jamz and gangsta rap from their backyards while gardening together. Colourful shrines for various deities stood proudly in front yards and merry-go-round horses were affixed in gardens and on roofs.
Eccentricity, as defined by shoefiti presence, may be appealing to some. What’s your take?