On Veterans Day, I passed by this pair of abandoned boots alongside the Monroe Avenue wall of LeStat’s on Park in the San Diego neighborhood of University Heights. Perhaps some street person lost them or they were left for one of the area’s homeless.

I stopped for the Featured Image, taken with Leica Q2, thinking to update illustration for a 16-year-old post. The footwear’s good-looking condition and odd location tweaked my interest. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/30 sec, 28mm; 10:33 a.m. PST.

In the end, I decided not to change the photo on the older entry. But I encourage you to read it, and its companion—if nothing else, for a truly interesting story about street wanderers: “Mittens” and “Mittens and Shoes“, from Nov. 12-13, 2005, when we lived in the Washington, D.C. metro area about 4.5 km (2.8 miles) outside the Capital Beltway.