Friday, July 23, 2010

Tempelhof, formerly Airport Tempelhof

biking down the former runway, below the giant "X"
I wrote about going to Tempelhof earlier, but this time we biked around with a camera. It is just such a strange feeling to be on this HUGE empty runway, and it's fun to see so many people out enjoying it, biking, running, roller blading, playing around. Not a very green "park" though, especially with the heat we had, all the grass was dead and NO shade or trees.

These pictures don't really show the actual airport building, but it was built by the Nazis and for two years was the biggest building in the world in terms of area, until the Pentagon was built (according to Wikipedia anyways). The Americans used it as a base after the war.

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