Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bye Bye Mitte... - Closing Postfuhramt

Pictures from the c/o
c/o entrance // bunch of crazy people
8th of March 2013 - Saturday morning it's 11.45 (15 minutes too early) and I'm just one out of 50 people falling inline at the book sale of Berlin's c/o photo gallery.
Yes, it has already happened. Unfortunately this beautiful photo gallery at a former Berlin post office in the Oraninenburgestra├če in Mitte had to close it's photo collection. At the last minute the c/o got the chance to transfer their collection to the Amerika Haus in Charlottenburg. Not as nice as the old post office but you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, right?!
But what happened then with their book store? Well, the museum shop arranged a book sale which started on the 8th of March at 12 pm and ended the following afternoon. Nor did I have the intention to look for certain books nor was I really eager to come home with treasures. Spontaneously (better say luckily!) I looked up at the book sale 15 minutes before opening and thought I would be too early and  figured out I was just on time. Security men were guarding the book store while proximately 50 impatient visitors were waiting for the gates to open.... This was definitely not how I was imaging my Saturday morning to be. Instead it was stressful, narrow, hot and totally chaotic!! The store was tiny, the books were unsorted, the people were annoying.
Well anyways it turned out to be a successful day. After boxing myself through the crowed and a chock-full store I came out with 60€ lesser but three books richer. This is what I got:

Coming Into Fashion - A Century of Photography at Conde Nast // Sibylle - Modefotografien 1962-1994 // Michael Thompson - Portraits


Also read:
http://www.co-berlin.info/
http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/c-o-berlin-ein-letztes-mal-in-mitte,10809148,22044242.html

Oh, happy me:)


    

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