Reeperbahn Readout

“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.” — Susan Sontag, On Photography

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It is 17:21 p.m. on Reeperbahn and

 

I’m far from romanticizing

 

its false cheap glamour vulgar commercialism but

 

Reeperbahn’s incidental poetry insistent reminder

 

base desires are valid

 

life is terminal

 

we are in transit

 

meaning is fleeting

 

so where will it all end

 

in the grave

 

S 1

 

S 3

 

S 2

 

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Lecker!

 

SUSIS SHOW BAR

 

(“Do not vex me, oh temptress!” — E.C.)

 

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31

 

SEX FILME

 

1.- 2.- 5.-

 

IN

 

JEDER KABINE

 

KINO 3 SPEZIAL

 

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When he was in Hamburg last year, member Gabriel Dubois (http://www.artdoxa.com/users/myobelisk/artworks/6712) left his mark right here on the corner of Reeperbahn and Budapester Strasse

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Picturesque garbage… resplendent in its diversity… click on the image and take a close look…

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LOWER SPIELBUDENPLATZ READOUT:

 

IPod nano-chromatisch

 

Sex Kino

 

64 Programme

 

EROTIK MIT LIFESTYLE

 

Liebeszimmer

 

Klimatisiert

 

Filme täglich

 

neu und alt im

 

Großbild-Format

 

Homo-Kino

 

Playrooms

 

Darkrooms

 

Peep-Holes

 

Gay-Cruising

 

DVD

 

Sexy Boys

 

Duo-

 

Voyeur-

 

Kontakt-

 

Pärchen-

 

Solo-Kabinen

 

West

 

B

 

I

 

L

 

L

 

A

 

R

 

D

 

S

 

A

 

L

 

O

 

N

21 Tische

 

MEANIE BAR MOLOTOW SEXY HEAVEN hörsaal

 

Das Herz von St.Pauli RESTAURANT HUNDERTMARK WESTERN STORE

 

CAFÉ BAR HOTEL

 

TOYS

 

BOOKS

 

CD-ROM

 

VIDEO

 

DESSOUS

 

MAGAZINE

 

EROTIK MIT LIFESTYLE

 

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Trink

 

C o c a – C o l a

 

LOONIES

 

L O O N I E S

 

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HOLSTEN – WOK JIN – HOLSTEN

 

A S I A T I S C H E S P E Z I A L I T Ä T E N

 

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PENNY… W I R S I N D F Ü R S I E D A…! PENNY

Montag – Samstag

7.oo – 23.oo Uhr

Sonn- und Feiertags 10oo – 23oo Uhr

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HEADSHOP

 

BIGGY’S

 

TAXI

 

a flight from a

 

very high window onto

 

very hard pavement

 

takes only seconds

 

you don’t need a ticket just

 

a fair dose of despair

 

HEADSHOP

 

BIGGY’S

 

TAXI

 

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I dream of broken glass

 

of stumbling into barbed wire

 

as fiendish surgeons

 

come closing in

 

with their pliers and pincers

 

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Grainy dank nightfall… ZOOM!

Let’s call it a day…

I wish everyone a good night!

Toodle-oo!

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Peter Bies © 2009

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6 thoughts on “Reeperbahn Readout

  1. In my opinion, the “corner of Reeperbahn and Budapester Straße” ist the best. The “SPIELBUDENPLATZ READOUT” makes an incredible effect. Text sometimes makes things feel extremely strange…
    Great work!

  2. 1.- 2.- 5.-
    Your work reaches a new level of excitement in jeder Kabine!
    Let´s have some pocket head cinema to go before we take the S1 …

  3. Wenn Du nicht Husum geschrieben hättest, könnte man auch auf Tipperary oder zumindest Dublin tippen. Schön und bewegend, was man aus einem so “totfotografierten” Thema machen kann, wenn man es machen kann. Instant Soundtrack dazu (für mich):
    Old Main Drag
    White City
    Misty Morning, Albert Bridge
    Rainy Night in Soho
    Lullaby of London
    Rain Street

    Schönen Dank, Peter.

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