Two days ago WordPress featured my post on Berlin’s Tempelhof airport among the freshly pressed blogs. That day i got eighteen hundred hits (from more countries than i even knew existed), and then another seven hundred the following day. My normal average was around one hundred. eedless to say, it came as quite a surprise.
So, thank you all for clicking, and thank you WordPress for wordpressing me. Freshpressing, whatever. (And feel free to do it again, sometime…)
The photos in today’s set reflect Berliners’ need for speed. And how they get their fix on the runways of Berlin’s now abandoned Tempelhof airport.
The above – plus much else – is what i love about Tempelhof. Below is what worries me. It is the text on official signs posted here and there in the abandoned airport where people already go to do all kinds of fun, healthy activities.
“A vibrant, creative space for the 21st is being created here, on the grounds of Berlin’s former central airport. Tempelhof Park combines work, living, recreation and regeneration all in one place.
“The Tempelhof Park is a place of special historical and outstanding urban planning significance. It will change and it’s face will be transformed as it forms a bridge from an historic past to an urban planning future for the metropolis of Berlin. (bla bla bla)…
“In Tempelhof Park, people will be able to experience sustainable urban development at the beginning of the 21st century.
“we would like to invite you to support this development and explore and enjoy the park.”
I, on the other hand, ask you all to help me in opposing this crazy, devastating plan in any way you can.
Helping spread the news would be useful. Thanks again,