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  • Car and motorbike mechanic
    Car and motorbike mechanic
    by Kathrin_E
  • DDR sign on the grain storages in the harbour
    DDR sign on the grain storages in the...
    by Kathrin_E
  • Smoked fish
    Smoked fish
    by Kathrin_E

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    Old Shop and Company Signs

    by Kathrin_E Updated Aug 22, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Time stood still in Wismar. If you keep your eyes open you can still spot the signs and advertisements of shops and companies that have long ceased to exist. Some may date before the First World War.

    Photo 1: The store in Spiegelberg produced and sold sails, waterproof clothing, ropes, nautical maps, and about everything else a sailor needed. The style of the scripture points to the 1920s, if not even pre- World War I.

    Photo 2: The workshop of a mechanic in Scheuerstraße advertises repairs on cars and motorbikes.

    Photo 3: Heinerich Peters produced smoked eel and other fish in Neustadt.

    Photo 4: The “Steam Washing and Ironing Institute” (in other words: laundry) was located next to Marienkirche.

    Photo 5: The big grain stores in the harbour still bear the inscription from DDR times: “VEB Kombinat Getreidewirtschaft, Betrieb Wismar” (People-owned collective combine grain industry, factory Wismar).

    Everything a sailor needs Car and motorbike mechanic Smoked fish Laundry DDR sign on the grain storages in the harbour
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    A walk around the port.....

    by Bigs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I like ports wherever they are. This isn´t as big as theone in Hamburg but it has charme I think. While I have been there the "Becks" ship, the Alexander von Humboldt" has been lying here.......It´s the one from the adverts........

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory is the nice walk around town on a sunny afternoon.

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