We found a Hermes Baby right out of the gate. the price was high, but I thought I could always return for it if nothing else turned up. As I said later, I do occasionally see them in the US, unlike the Swissa.
It had a normal typeface in pica pitch. When we entered, however, the girl told us to hurry as she was closing in 7 minutes. That haste is why I neglected to get a photo with the lid off.
We immediately seized upon the Swissa because its ribbon was barfed all over the top. While maschinengeschrieben was fixing it, a wild vendor appeared! He was told we were collectors and that I was here all the way from Washington State, and he said 30Fr. I attempted a look of wistfulness blended with sticker shock, and he asked what I wanted to pay, so I said funfzehn, and he gave the look I tried on him and came back with 20. I said I'd think it over while we checked out all the others. There were a lot of them.
|This one was beautiful. I confess I didn't try it out for fear I'd have to take it - tough one to leave behind, but too big to carry. I wonder if he'd have cut an even better deal on the pair? hmmm...oh well, let it go man, it's gone.|
|second late-model Adler|
|the case was stuck on this one, not bad, but not for travel|
I completely forgot to shoot a pic of the SM9. Instead I took this pic:
So after that it was played out. The Salvation Army was a nice store, where I almost bought a big suitcase for carrying home my booty, but I decided to wait until I had the car for that They had phones.
then as you've read, we went up in the container tower. Here's a brief photo series:
finally we went to a more upscale place where we checked our bags and so I didn't have my camera for the sewing machines I saw there. Sorry about that Adwoa.
When we went to the main train station to type, I saw more bicycles than I've ever seen before in one place. I suspect they are commuters.