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Sitges and Shoes

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I won’t deny it – I do enjoy shopping. And Sitges is a great place to indulge my habit; there is an impressive selection of independent shops providing plenty of clothes and shoe inspiration.

What I didn’t know until recently, though, is that Sitges is famous for its shoe industry.  It opened its first shoe factory -the Tarrida factory – in 1874, and by 1910 it boasted four.  By 1936, it had more than 20 factories employing more than 75% of the population.

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The sculpture featured here was erected in April 2007 to commemorate Sitges’ involvement in that industry.

Linked to Weekend in Black & WhiteWeekly Top Shot and Travel Photo Mondays.

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