STORIES FROM A CITY
ISSUE #4 HAMBURG
The fourth issue of Out Here took us to Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg. Unlike Germany’s more infamous capital city, Berlin, Hamburg has less of a reputation for the creative, subversive, and eccentric but once we had a chance to really explore the city, we soon discovered it has just as much to offer. From an urban beekeeper to the smallest, most well organised junk shop we’ve ever encountered, we found Hamburg was brimming with interesting individuals and businesses who set themselves apart from the crowd.
STORIES FROM ISSUE #4 / HAMBURG
Michael Bauer is an IT consultant turned beekeeper. He and his wife produce all the honey themselves. They use around 60 beehives, 25000 bees per hive, and many of Hamburgs rooftops to produce it.
Angela and her husband run the smallest department store in Hamburg. This department store, as it is translated into English, houses the widest selection of random items from a Poodle bottle cover to a super 8 film projector.
Olympic Studio is a muscle gym of the finest tradition. The walls are so covered by photos of body building competitors past and present you can barely see the faux wood panels behind.
[Sneek er hed]
1. A person who collects limited, rare, OG, or flat out exclusive kicks. Usually the collection consists of Jordans or Dunks.
2. A person with background knowledge of certain sneakers.
Here are just a few of the places in Hamburg that left an impression on us. Including the first cabaret club in Hamburg, a couple of excellent streetwear shops, and a whole area that kind of defines the city.
STORIES FROM ISSUE #3 / BARCELONA
Robert, the founder and owner of Base Elements, moved to Barcelona from San Diego 14 years ago. His aim was to build an art space that would act as a hub for artists, both gallery and street, and as a working studio, for artists to work in residence.
Of all the places we had a chance to sit, take a minute and just relax, this large square of flat, unobstructed concrete was one of the most enjoyable. MACBA is one of Europe’s most popular skate spots and a really great place to hang out with a couple of beers.
Moritz Brewery sell beer all over the world, but if you visit the city from which it originates you’ll find a number of different beers that are only, and can only, be sold in the city in which it is made. Using both modern technology while preserving traditional ingredients, Moritz are a unique brewery.
Unbeknown to us as visitors, Barcelona has a long association with squats and self-governing communities. At any one time there may be 20-30 active squats both in and just outside of the city. Can Masdeu is one of the larger, and more permanent, squats who also invite locals to visit every Sunday.
STORIES FROM ISSUE #2 / COPENHAGEN
Michael Lodberg Olsen is a social entrepreneur who focuses on helping local communities to engender change for themselves. His current project is the street magazine ‘ILLEGAL!’…
Per and Nicholas started Wrench Monkees in 2008, after 10 years customising old off-road motorcycles, Kawasaki 750’s and even mopeds as kids. They now customise motorbikes for customers all over the world.
STORIES FROM ISSUE #1 / BERLIN