Wild Flowers at Camp King, Oberursel

This street, Elvis-Presley-Weg, is only a short street, which takes you along one of the two remaining outer original buildings of Camp King. The wild flowers there are amazing.

Elvis-Presley-Weg at Camp King, Oberursel

In the following photo, you can see the remaining building, and what it looks like today. What looks like a high green container next to the building is a secluded area for the trash containers.

Elvis-Presley-Weg at Camp King, Oberursel

Whoever planted these seeds did a fine job for our environment.

Cherry Trees around Camp King Oberursel

Recently, a friend of mine, who had lived in Camp King as a dependent in the late 60s, asked me whether the cherry trees were still around.

I wasn’t sure, and went out to take a walk around the neighborhood once again.

This one is on the Mountain Lodge hill in front of the chapel. Springtime in Germany.

These two were the only cherry trees I could locate.

We passed by on the foot path down the hill from the Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Lodge Camp King May 2021

I had another look at one of the two remaining original housing buildings and its garden area. Before the area got restructured into a German housing area, I had a friend living in one of the buildings. The garden behind the apartment building (see photo) stretched much further than what you see here.

We used to go there for BBQs in the summer, and sat under the trees which eventually got cut down to make room for this parking strip. It is empty today, as it is Sunday, and all the supermarket employees are home. Behind this strip, construction began for the first row of townhouses.

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Street Art by Markus Janista in Oberursel

It is always fun to discover another street art project by Markus Janista.

This one is in the Feldbergstraße in front of the Taunus Sparkasse.

Mohnblume by Markus Janista

die Mohnblume: poppy flower

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Colonel Charles B. King Memorial at Camp King Oberursel

Just last year, I had taken a photo of the flowers left on 8 May in memory of Colonel Charles B. King.

King Memorial at Camp King
8 May 2020 Camp King Oberursel

More here: https://www.pension-sprachschule.de/camp-king-oberursel/honoring-colonel-charles-b-king-at-camp-king-oberursel-on-v-e-day-2020/

Now this year, I’ve noticed the plaque in front is gone. I will notify the office in charge of this.

Memorial for Colonel King, Oberursel, 2021

History of Names for the Adenauerallee in Oberursel

In 1724, the street had been referred to as Allee (tree lined promenade), but its official name was Frankfurter Straße. The locals also liked to call it the Frankfurter Chausee (Frankfurt’s country road).

In 1933, the road was named Adolf-Hitler-Anlage.

Adolf-Hitler-Anlage in Oberursel

In 1945, his name was dropped and it became just the Allee again.

“Kastanienallee” in Oberursel

In 1967, the street became the Adenauerallee and it was named after Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 – 1963.

The Adenauerallee connects the main shopping area with the train station. It is also our Flohmarktstraße (flea market road), and under normal circumstances, the flea market is held there every third Saturday of the month.

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