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Grillplatz, Tempelhofer Feld, Flughafen Tempelhof, THF, Tempelhof, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin fall, four

(Autumn in Berlin, 4 of 4.)

After the Soviet Union had closed and cut off all ground-based supply routes in 1948 to West Berlin, Tempelhof Airport (THF) became the focal point for providing a lifeline between West Germany and West Berlin during the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949. Tempelhof continued operating as an airport until 2008.

The former airfield is now well-used by Berliners as a beloved green space in the “middle of the city.” A part of the vast flat grassy areas includes a large area for grilling; I had imagined bumper-to-bumper grills with little battery-operated fans blowing out wafts to tempt passers-by.

I made the photo above on 19 Oct 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/4.5, ISO200, and 29mm focal length (46mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

Tempelhofer Freiheit, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Multimodal motion, Berlin Tempelhof

People in Berlin decided in a 2014 referendum against development and opted to retain the Tempelhof Airport as a park. On a good day in any season, there are bicycles, joggers, skateboarders, kite-flyers, people with model planes and drones. In warmer weather, couples are having picnics on the grass and groups are busy at various grill stations. The former airport was utilized as a giant green space called “Tempelhofer Feld” after the airport’s closure in 2008.

With public transport, it’s easy to reach the old Tempelhof airport:
U-Bahn – U6 to Paradestrasse, U8 to Leinestrasse;
S-Bahn – S41, S42, S45, S46 to Tempelhof Berlin.

A portion of the park was set aside in September 2015 for an emergency camp for refugees with plans for a controversial expansion, but the camp might eventually be closed.

I made the above photograph on 19 October 2012 with the Canon EOS450D, 18-55 IS II kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO200, 47mm focal length (75mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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