The Kiosk is essential part of the streets in Hanover, Germany. At these shops one can buy all essential and not really important things. Most of these tiny outlets are open 24/7 providing not only their grocery offerings, but being a place to meet and socialize as well. You will find a Kiosk almost everywhere in the city of Hannover, but their highest amount is found in the northern city district Linden. This is a community where mostly working-class families, students and recently a growing number of artists live.
I decided to spend a whole Saturday in this part of town. The first picture shows my point of arrival at „Schwarzer Bär” station. Arriving by tram, I entered a scene giving a very good impression of the city scape you can expect in Linden. Normally this intersection is very busy, but the city was still sleepy with very low traffic. Strolling around the neighborhood I then saw a group of students. They were heading to the river (which is close by) to spend the afternoon at the water. of course they were passing by the Kiosk in order to take up some food (and drinks) for the day. Around the corner two guys returned from an early morning basketball workout. They were discussing on having a drink at the Kiosk after playing the game.
Later in the afternoon I shot the picture again close to the train station „Schwarzer Bär”. The day became hot and people were enjoying fresh drinks in front of the Kiosk making plans for the evening. Later, just around the corner, I saw the group of guys chilling out their day in front of a Kiosk. This scene sums up pretty well my day and the vibrant importance of the Kiosk to the street live of Hannover Linden, Germany.