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Francis Waplinger

Country: U.S.A.
Course: Shoemaking
Assistant

Mr. Waplinger began his training in Italy in 2014 under the tutelage of Accademia Riaci's maestro Angelo Imperatrice, followed by an apprenticeship with famed Florentine shoemaker Roberto Ugolini.

Dec. 18, 2014 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Francis Waplinger | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 14.12.14 : Assistant Report 10

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Process of sewing the uppers. These are for the sides of the boot.

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More uppers! So far so good! This will be the front pattern piece.

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Part of the lining.

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The Ponte Vecchio is a unique bridge with shops on it in the center of Florence, and one of the many tourist attractions.

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The Ponte Vecchio is filled with luxury jewelry shops.

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One of the many window displays.

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A view of the Arno river and surrounding hills from the Ponte Vecchio.

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There is a statue of Benvenuto Cellini, an artist from the 1500’s, in the middle of the bridge. You can get a great view of the river and surrounding buildings.


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