What exactly is so attractive about his toe that passers by feel compelled to rub it?
nothing attractive to the toe but we could just feel like doing guili guili guili at the toes of this philosopher
25 Sep 2019 6:30am
@yoshimiparis: In order to pick up a bit of wisdom perhaps? I should have rubbed it :)
such beautiful frame & details!
25 Sep 2019 6:34am
25 Sep 2019 6:56am
bien vu ces doigts de pied à gauche
25 Sep 2019 7:45am
Seems a real foot at the left ! Great framing.
25 Sep 2019 10:36am
Hume, un philosophe au pied nu ? J'ai oublié qui il était...
25 Sep 2019 10:50am
At least he gets cleaner which each rub!! Almost looks too real.
25 Sep 2019 11:29am
Now, this is something that needs investigating. There has to be a reason Mr G.
25 Sep 2019 12:41pm
@Shaun: As I suspected (see my guessed comment above :) The people rubbing Hume's foot on the Royal Mile - specifically designed by the sculptor Alexander Stoddart with the big toe of his right foot dangling seductively over the edge of the plinth on which he sits - are enacting a superstitious ritual whereby the rubber of the toe is somehow magically endowed with either good luck or something of Hume's own wisdom and insight.
His toes seem to hurt.
25 Sep 2019 1:27pm
Perhaps because it is within reach? Looks like BIGFOOT to me.
25 Sep 2019 2:53pm
Humans are somewhat rare...
25 Sep 2019 4:25pm
on hume le bout du pied gauche quelle image originale excellent
25 Sep 2019 4:33pm
25 Sep 2019 5:13pm
Another foot , real ...
25 Sep 2019 5:15pm
A great image! I could use some good luck!
26 Sep 2019 1:04am
I have seen several statues that were rubbed for good luck.
26 Sep 2019 1:45am
the foot appears real
27 Sep 2019 7:45pm
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