Could’ve Had This

But we’ll end up with this.

Although no Matterhorn, the rocky crags will be plenty for Berlin’s Alpine enthusiasts to scale.

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9 responses

  1. They go broke first. Then give it over to Disney. Same idea, better results.

    I still think that part of the runway should be reserved as a Military cemetary for the Cold War.

  2. Yeah, Joe. Except that would be “too political” (as if closing the thing hadn’t been political in the first place). And now that you mention it, it does have a certain Disney feel to it.

    • we used to be able to play pick-up basketball and “horse” on the tarmac by the fire crew’s water tower.

      The boy scouts used to camp in the airfield between the runways, if you can believe it. I once saw one gang of goofy kids pitch their tent over a landing light.

  3. That’s all ONE big building as I understand it, Jeffrey. Or bunker, I should say. It’s amazing. It was the biggest building in the world until they built the Pentagon, I believe.

  4. Joe,

    Don’t just stand there thinking about it, du-da! Jump!</i.

    That's funny. Like I said, if the Germans can build a steam-powered or solar-driven airplane that gets people cheaply from point A to B, I'll think about taking one.

    Hermann Observer,

    Yeah, when I got back home, I did a little research on Tempelhof. You're right. It is one big mother of a building. I said "buildings," but I believe you may be right in saying that they're all linked together.

    When I was there, the Berlin Airlift airplane on top of the memorial was gone and the only thing left was the stand explaining what the airlift was. I imagine that's gone now, too. Do any of you guys know what happened to that memorial? Did they move it somewhere else?

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    • Joe,

      Whoops. Let me try that again.

      Don’t just stand there thinking about it, du-da! Jump!.

      That’s funny. Like I said, if the Germans can build a steam-powered or solar-driven airplane that gets people cheaply from point A to B, I’ll think about taking one.

      Hermann Observer,

      Yeah, when I got back home, I did a little research on Tempelhof. You’re right. It is one big mother of a building. I said “buildings,” but I believe you may be right in saying that they’re all linked together.

      When I was there, the Berlin Airlift airplane on top of the memorial was gone and the only thing left was the stand explaining what the airlift was. I imagine that’s gone now, too. Do any of you guys know what happened to that memorial? Did they move it somewhere else?

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