Saturday, May 23, 2009

Roadside Business


A shoeshine boy squats outside the coffee shop in Shubramant cleaning the patrons' shoes while they have a tea or coffee and watch the passing scene. Shoeshining is a job that involves little expense and one finds people doing it all over the city. Clean shoes are important and many people prefer to patronise their favourite shoe man at a favourite coffee shop. It helps keep the money circulating.

7 comments:

B Squared said...

I used to remember kids doing this when I was growing up. Not any more.

Mia said...

ihave to say.. i DID admire the mens shoes there when i visited. pretty cool.

Hawaii Daily Photo said...

Aloha,

I really enjoy your blog, I have always wanted to visit Egypt. To many adventure {Indiana Jones} films and novels. Lol.

I have such a love of travel and different cultures. Visiting blogs from around the world helps control my craving to travel.

Mahalo,

Hawaii Daily Photo

Vagabonde said...

The only person I saw shining shoes around here is at the airport. One reason may be that most people were sneakers, sandals or flip flop.

Leif Hagen said...

Fun snap. I need my dress shoes shined! I enjoyed looking through your blog again. Greeting from EAGAN dail photo blogger in Minnesota, USA

brittster said...

i love your blog. ive actually considered going to egypt next spring vacation and these amazing pictures are making me want to go even more (:

Mark said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.