Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.


CINDERELLA’S OTHER SHOES: I was passing Spitalfield’s boutique in Soho, during Fashion’s Night Out. There on the bright orange barricades in front of the store, was a single peacock blue suede shoe. Nowhere was the other shoe in sight.
I began to wonder: how did this lone show loose it’s partner? If you buy a fancy pair of heels – they come in a box. Many ladies cherish and keep that box. How could it fall out of the shopping bag? If a lady lost her shoe, at that heel’s height – wouldn’t you notice you’re missing a shoe? Your limp would be the clue!  Is there another Cinderella out there? Did Cinderella wear the blue gown for tonight instead of the white? What was the great hurry she was in?
So I planted myself behind the barricade and began the photograph the shoe. A few people noticed. Sadly, it was left alone, yearning for it’s chic mate. Cindy – your shoe is calling!

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