Albuquerque, New Mexico: Shoe Tree, High Heel Variant

An artist's variation on the populist Shoe Tree, with high heels carefully nailed up the sides of a telephone pole.

299 Gallup Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Southwest Corner of New York and Gallup Aves SW. I-40 exit 157A. Drive south on Rio Grande Blvd, cross Central Ave. (old Route 66), then make the second right onto New York Ave. Make the second left onto Gallup Ave.
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High heel shoe tree.

Shoe Tree, High Heel Variant

Gallup isn't your first left off New York Ave. It's the second. Tree is cool though. No artsy cars out front.

[Shante, 08/07/2010]

High heel shoe tree.

Shoe Tree, High Heel Variant

I figured I'd send along a photo I took of the shoe telephone pole mentioned in the tips. The artist who lives in the house at that corner also owns a couple of art cars that are usually parked outside, including one painted to match a Hawaiian shirt he has, and another, "The Cocktail Car," which is covered in wine bottle corks.

[Kim Newell, 02/26/2005]

This is an artist's variation on the populist Shoe Tree. The high heel shoes appear to have been carefully nailed in place, not tossed by jilted prom-sters or would-be Hollywood starlets. If you look carefully in the photo, you can spot a lone pair of sneakers on the telephone wire. August 2005: The artist is Michael Veseart, and he notes that the "lone pair of sneakers" is really another pair of pumps.

Shoe Tree

Telephone pole adorned from top to bottom with ladies' shoes (pumps). Unbelievable.

[Anne Kircher, 11/25/2004]

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