Thursday, November 22, 2007

Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum: It's All About Shoes

The Bata Shoe Museum. Photo by Sue Frause.

I've only been to Toronto once, but I already have a favorite spot: The Bata Shoe Museum. The award-winning building houses a huge collection of footwear from all walks of life.

Inside are more than 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th century celebrity shoes in the exhibition,
All About Shoes.

Artifacts range from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and moon boots.
Three additional galleries feature special exhibitions.

If you can't visit in person, no worries. The All About Shoes Online Exhibition is a comprehensive overview of the museum.

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