Bernhard Krönung inspects a 17th century putto, made of cast lead, at his workshop near Fulda, about a one-hour drive east of Frankfurt. Krönung is said to be one of the most accomplished masters in the restoration of metal artworks in the country.
Richard Kling in his bakehouse at Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen district where I visited him last night. Kling usually works at least six days a week from midnight until 7.00 am. Traditional bakeries like this one are a dying trade – in 1975 some 300 independent bakeries were registered in Frankfurt. Today, only 18 are left.
Gingerbread being hand-made at Willi Baumann’s bakery in Reichelsheim-Beerfurth in the Odenwald region, some 70 kms (42 mls) south of Frankfurt, Dec. 1. The family business is one of oldest in the Odenwald and operates in the 11th generation, baking gingerbread as it did in 1785 without coloring, flavor enhancer or preservatives. Customers queue right in the bakehouse, buying ‘lebkuchen’ as it comes right out of the coal-heated oven.
A cat sleeps in a a small tailor’s workshop while apprentice Sofia Peschka works at the sewing machine in Hammelburg, northern Bavaria, March 5. The shop specializes in individual made-to-measure clothing for women.
Marc Steinike checks the shape of a motorbike seat with his sliding bevel (in German ‘Schmiege’ – a word that until this morning I didn’t know even existed) in his workshop in Darmstadt, just south of Frankfurt, Nov.8. . Steinike crafts custom-made orthopaedic seats for motorbikers.