I was in the Restaurant Grill in Bény-sur-Mer several months ago and someone had this painting on the wall. It's a copy of the Van Gogh painting "Shoes" from 1888. I've always loved this work. He painted them with character and gave them just as much importance as a portrait or a beautiful landscape. He found beauty in the everyday, in the things people take for granted, and deemed them worthy of a painting.