who, in their right mind, would ever want to go to an airport just for the fun of it? the fun-loving, outdoor-minded citizens of berlin.
see, a major historical figure who also happened to be western history’s largest prick, one fine day in the 1920s called his guys and said: ok, i want an airport. i want it huge and monumental with grand architecture. i also want it right in the middle of the city of berlin. oh, don’t worry about the houses and the factories and the warehouses in the neighborhood. in about twenty years’ time i will arrange it so they will be bombed out of existence…
berlin tempelhof airport was built.
exit the imperial prick with his delusions. exit also the aeroplanes, although several years later, and only a few years ago. then tear down the surrounding fences and let the city take back the wide open, windswept spaces. this is what you get.
photographs taken in june 2012.
for some color imagery from this same, incredible place, you can visit my last post.