Lucky for me, 2 women walked in and were very interested in this expensive Grandfather Clock and had a TON OF QUESTIONS for the owner. Since he was now occupied, I slipped off to the back to see what else I could find.
Much to my excitement, there was an massive warehouse FULL OF INCREDIBLE antiques. (I'm pretty sure this warehouse was 'OFF LIMITS', but I can't read German so I'm claiming ignornance on TRESPASSING.
And when I say the word "ANTIQUES", I'm not talking about your GRANDMA'S COFFEE TABLE from the 50's. Oh no.....these pieces are 18th century or older, and all of them have been meticiously carved and cared for.
I busted out my camera and captured some of my favorite pieces:
|I'm always a sucker for furntiure with velvet.|
|The print and handcarving was exceptional|
|I loved this. It looks like it came straight out of a castle|
|Close up of the arm rest on the green couch|
|Detail above the head - same green couch. All hand carved.|
|There was anoter room in the back where it looked like they did restoration work. Such craftmanship!|
Part way through my photo extravaganza, I look up and see there is a FORT KNOX SECURITY SYSTEM and I have been ON CAMERA the entire time. Shysa.
I quickly leave the warehouse, and just as I'm about to exit the store, the owner (still stuck entertaining the same customers) catches my eye and gives me a 'I know you were up to something" kind of look.
I'm sure he reviewed the camera later on and saw me taking photos. He probably thinks I'm the competition, even worse: the government assessing for taxes. I don't think I'll be
welcome returning there anytime soon.......