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The rather unusual gable end decorations caught my eye when strolling down Neuhauser Strasse in the centre of Munich. After some research, it appears they are the emblem of the Oberpollinger department store (Kaufhaus Oberpollinger), the largest in Southern Germany.

The building was built in 1905 by Max Littmann in the style of historicism, in the form of Neo-Renaissance and is a listed building.

On two of the three gables there are weathervanes in the form of merchant ships. These are apparently a reference to the Hamburg origins of the department store owner.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10627 W: 63 N: 29872] (130967)
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