Camp King Oberursel in June 2018

On one of my daily strolls going past Camp King, I took a few photos the other day. Summer has come early this year (we had temps near 30°C in April), and with the higher than normal humidity, nature is green and luscious.

The building wall on the left is one of the two remaining buildings. Its original color went from sandy orange to grey about 10 years ago.

The yard used to stretch past the point of my photo taking. I remember joining a BBQ under the trees where you can see the asphalt and the car (part of a small parking lot) now. This part of the yard was taken away when the new housing was built in 2001/2002.

The picnic/playground area seen from a different angle.

This special tree seems to have kissed the earth, and its lowest branches have taken roots and formed a hedge. In the back, you see parts of ‘Im Rosengärtchen’ housing area, which was built in 1972. From these high-rises, you have a grand view over the Feldberg mountain range.

For those of you who knew Camp King Oberursel until 1992, I hope you enjoyed this little reminiscent walk with me.

Bike Race through Oberursel on 1 May 2018

The bike race ‘Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt’ came through Oberursel on Tuesday, 1 May, 2018. Therefore, a number of roads were closed, while buses and U-Bahn had no service between 8:30am – 2:30pm.

We walked to have lunch at my favorite Korean Restaurant ‘Seoul’, and ended up seeing the race on the way back at Hohemarkstrasse. I had not watched it for a number of years, so I was surprised to see them now heading the other way – towards the Feldberg Mountain.

A bystander informed me they had decided to change the route, and he thought this one was better as they are not coming down from the Feldberg at high speed anymore. They used to race by in a flash, but not so anymore.

There is a difference of almost 800 meters between the starting point, Frankfurt (elevation: 88 meters) and the Feldberg Mountain (elevation: 880 meters).

The most infamous bike race was the one in 2015, which was cancelled due to a planned terror attack. More here from CNN: German police thwart Boston-style plot to bomb cycle race, source says

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