ERNI IN WONDERLAND

Yesterday I have paid Senator Stephan Watrin’s basement  shop on Marktstraße 29, Hamburg, this year’s first visit. I had been there so many times before but can always find new magnificent views and arrangements of all the thousands of items.

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Approaching the place.
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He’s got hundreds of these charts in stock.
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Almost nobody roaming around the quarter on the year’s first Saturday.
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Watch your step entering wonderland!
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Some new art by the wireman.
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There you are! The man himself, absorbed by reading his book.
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Here had been the bar years ago when the place started out as gallery cafe.
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But in August 2010 the place burnt down and has never been restored to be a place for drink & food (pizza, soup, cake).
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Instead the additional space was used for placing all kinds of stuff.
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We don’t mind, do we?
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So many things hanging from the relatively low ceiling!
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There’s no system in it at all – the display’s meant to speak to people’s natural mental chaos., in my view.
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This installation of glasses exists since years already. He wrote on the left side on the wall: “Hands off! Otherwise your eyes will be taken out!”
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Don’t ask me what this means.
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Ceiling installation of some of the Senator’s art in the basement’s backroom.
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Told you – pure wonderland!
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My mother had one of these in her kitchen in the 1950s &1960s to preserve food in glass jars.
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But this is something different, obviously!
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Looks like some complicated throat problem to me.
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Well, hello you guys! No need introducing them.
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Also this bloke should be wellknown by now.
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A new one that I haven’t seen before.
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Skinny Brushgirl sculpture?
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The little packages in the wire basket are all filled with cigarette butts the Senator had produced himself years ago!
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