antiques and clauSTrophobia !

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 13 November 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

I could not believe my eyes when I entered this narrow and supremely cluttered antique shop on Queen Street West, Toronto. So jammed was the space and so narrow the one open pathway to examine the goods, the store owner had to first leave the shop so that I could enter. I felt inSTantly claustrophobic. Happy Silly Tuesday.

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Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Excellent.Le bonheur des fouineurs.

13 Nov 2018 7:03am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Hilarious. I want to buy the lamp on the left siide! Can you take him for me? :D :-)

13 Nov 2018 7:38am

@Marjolein: So hard to reach... can I get you a licence plate instead?

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

That´s the right title. Well done photographed.

13 Nov 2018 7:40am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


13 Nov 2018 8:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Reminds me . . I must sort my place out !

13 Nov 2018 8:40am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yard sale, Ronnie. Yard sale.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Oupsss le désordre j'aurais très difficile moi.

13 Nov 2018 8:58am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I can see a camera and a lense but I will not buy them !!!!!

13 Nov 2018 9:02am

@Gérard Flayol: I don't blame you. Most of the goods had no prices attached. I suppose the vendor expects to haggle and I will try him out on that at some future date.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

STuffed with STuff So To speak. A nice touch that he had to leave to make space for you to go in. He muST spend all his time duSTing and be desperate to sell something so he can buy new STock :)

13 Nov 2018 10:37am

@grouser: We had a humorous conversation, more a rant on his part really, about how this long section of Queen Street West has changed and not for the better in his opinion. All the snobby new high end shops and restaurants crowding out the "character"... if extreme hoarding and dangerous stockpiling is character, then he was correct to rant. I do enjoy these quirky places and I did see a couple of Victorian era picture frames I want to purchase in future, but I must bring safety boots and a hard hat.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! Don't touch anything or you may cause a landslide!! Happy ST!

13 Nov 2018 1:04pm

@Steven: Imagine the sly "fun" you could have in this cluttered store, asking to see something that is at the back of a pile, and repeating that procedure but not buying anything... this place isn't much more than an ST photo opp!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting scene

13 Nov 2018 1:10pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

My shed looks like this. I am sure you had a great time looking at all this good stuff. 5*

13 Nov 2018 1:59pm

@Shaun: His prices are very reasonable, probably due to the inherent physical danger discount.

Dreams come treu from Utrecht, Netherlands

De clock on the background for my.
Happy silly theusday.

13 Nov 2018 3:10pm

Photon from Valbonne, France

Interesting ...kept me busy looking for something for my showcase....

13 Nov 2018 4:15pm

@Photon: I am pleased to be of assistance :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A w e s o m e!!!!

13 Nov 2018 4:38pm

@Adela Fonts: Thanks, Adela !

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I bet that there were some treasures in there but you can't even turn around! Happy ST!

13 Nov 2018 6:04pm

@Elaine Hancock: I will return one of these days, but have to work up the courage first! Happy ST and thanks, Elaine.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Good thing there is just one path. Otherwise, you could get lost for days in that place.

13 Nov 2018 6:32pm

@Steve Rice: It is a veritable Twilight Zone of relics.

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

I think I can see a finger of the shopkeeper under a box.

14 Nov 2018 4:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing !!!

15 Nov 2018 9:02am