Street Art by Markus Janista, Oberursel

Yes, I do enjoy looking for his art works around the town. While downtown this past Saturday, we passed this one near the Epinay Platz. Markus’s specialty had been covering up the ugly power distribution boxes in Oberursel until his untimely death in 2017.

Art by Markus Janista

Honoring Colonel Charles B. King at Camp King, Oberursel, on V-E Day 2020

A small token of remembrance – flowers and candles have been put in front of the monument dedicated to Colonel Charles B. King at Camp King, Oberursel on 8 May 2020.

Street Art by Markus Janista, Oberursel

While on walk around the neighborhood, I discovered another street art project by Markus Janista (†), a local artist.

This one is located in the street Heinrich-Kappus-Weg, behind the former U.S. Officers’ Club at Camp King in Oberursel

Art by Markus Janista a.k.a. Canister

Ms. Heidi Decher, associated with the Historical Society in Oberursel, is also on the lookout for more of his art works. If you spot any by Markus Janista, which is not in her portfolio yet, please share them with her.

View her present collection here: https://www.ursella.info/files/Markus_Janista_Canister_Graffiti_Vita_H_Decher_2020_03_25.pdf

Contact Ms. Decher at: heididecher@online.de

Kids’ Sidewalk Art in Oberursel, Germany

We enjoy taking walks around the neighborhood, especially on Sundays when all the shops are closed and fewer people are around.

This sidewalk art says gute Gesundheit, which means ‘good health, and was done in front of the Camp King pharmacy. The rainbow represents a symbol of hope for all the children, who have to stay home now.

Camp King pharmacy in Oberursel

The next one, done by the same artist(s), had the same message, and was left in front of the EDEKA supermarket. Gute Gesundheit!

This one had a more explicit description of the current situation. ‘Stay Home’.

COVID-19 as sidewalk art

Germany’s Very First Garage Stands in Oberursel

And of course, it was built for a Volkswagen, so this makes it a Volksgarage. If you want to know more about the history of this garage, visit Graham’s website AllThingsGerman.

The location of this garage is at the end of the street Camp-King-Allee in Oberursel. It has been there since around 1938, and is a listed building.

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