Mini Stories #1: Magic mirror on the wall
It all started with a photo. A young woman was posing in front of the mirror and there were many more mirrors behind her on the wall. Initially, I thought it is a famous gallery, museum, or restaurant. The idea to visit such an unusual place was instantly born in my head. Unfortunately, she only mentioned that it was taken in Maxvorstadt or Schwabing (in Munich). I can’t even remember exactly. I tried to find this photo many times but it got lost in millions of others posted every day on Instagram. The mystery remained unsolved.
On a cold Sunday in January, I was strolling along Schwabing. No city plan, no idea what I want to see – quite unusual for me. On one of the main streets, completely unprepared, I saw it – a passage with a gallery wall. Instead of paintings, it was full of mirrors. Dirty walls and old black and white tiles were not exactly what I expected. But it didn’t matter, since there were so many shiny mirrors in metal and wooden frames of different sizes.
Not surprisingly, there was another woman there taking her portrait photos, so I had to wait for my turn. However, it doesn’t seem like it is the most popular place, not yet!
This exhibition is the prelude and invitation to antique store Kunst Oasis nb. 58. On Sundays shops in Germany are closed and I was not even aware that it was there at the time, so I couldn’t visit it. I guess I will have to do it the next time I am in Schwabing.