These Boots Are Made….
These Boots Are Made….
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Who’d have thought it?  Reading a book recently on the American Civil War – blame my interest in the subject being piqued by Ken Burns’ mesmerising documentary series – I belatedly realised a greater significance behind the lyrics of Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 global hit These Boots Are Made for Walkin’which, with this new year being 2016, celebrates its 50th anniversary.  


Most cowboy boots had a cutaway heel which made them ideal for placing in stirrups but not so good for walking. Any boots which were good for walking would advertise the fact. And as cowboy boots go, they don’t come any larger than this pair in today’s photo that can be found in Seattle: the 19 feet-tall  boots belonging to Georgetown’s “Hat ‘n’ Boots,” that have become a fixture and tourist attraction in Oxbow Park since 2003.


And these boots were made, not for walkin’, as Nancy would have it, but as part of a cowboy-themed gas station. They were originally Cowboy and Cowgirl toilets (the slightly smaller one was for the ladies). 


Leica M6 Classic & 1.4/50mm Summilux pre-asph v3

B+W Orange Filter

Ilford PanF Plus (50)

Perceptol (Stock – 14:30min)

Plustek 7600i & Vuescan