Urban gardening | Bootscraper art

Set in semi-circular niches beside the front doors of most homes, these ground-level holes are often overlooked but also fascinate many people. They're actually  boot scrapers, used by visitors to clean the mud off their shoes before entering the house. They’ve been around since the 18th century and are almost like a predecessor to the modern door-mat. Like any functional piece of architecture, many of these iron pieces are highly decorative, complementing the overall design of the building they are attached to.

To give these historical memorabilia a new meaning: a community project transforms them in tiny artworks inspired by stories of the people who live there. To avoid spoilers and enhance the fun we don't share the exact location so you need to look for them. Happy hunting

Mich and Jan have a very small garden where they keep two chickens here. They also have an apple tree with an old variety of apples.
Urban agriculture as it should be!
Mich en Jan hebben een heel klein tuintje achter hun huis.
Ze houden hier twee kippen en hebben er een appelboom met een oud ras appelen.
Stadslandbouw zoals het hoort!

Created on November 15, 2020
Happaertstraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Hunted by Tim Marschang.

Marker details

Camera usedOnePlus IN2023
Date created2020-11-15T23:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork