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LIVING IN A BOX

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This is the 6th piece of a series I decided to dedicate to a certain group of people who are characteristic of the Ruhrgebiet (Germany) - I am talking about shopmen who run a so called "Kiosk", "Bude" or "Trinkhalle".
These places are far more than just a newspaper kiosk; it is more a solid root of social life, as the neighbourhood meets there.
Those places do not have a sophisticated interior decoration - none of them. But they are all different. You can feel this difference in the first moment you enter such a place comparing it to the one you have visited before.
The difference makes the person behind the counter - it´s this person´s personaltiy turning this shop in to a very special place; it is actually no wonder as some of those shops have a direct connection to the flat of the shopowner. They have a hard job, opening at 5:00 am and closing sometimes at 1:00 am, running their tough business 7 days a week.

Above you see Balak, who runs the "Stehbolzen" together with his brother. This place is also a pub you can enter through the door on the right hand side. This turns Balak into a bar tender once he leaves the counter of his kiosk moving to the rear part of his little corner shop.

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have a great weekend,

chris.

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we have old style shops like this in Ireland, in some small towns you'll see these little stores that include a small bar inside and in some towns the owner also doubles as the local undertakers


Or in my town one guy has a small store with two doors - one is the entry into the shop which has one counter, the other side has another counter where the owner pours beer and down a hallway is where he keeps his undertaker office and upstairs is the lab where his brother makes false teeth