Lunch Break at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport
As I’m working from home now most of the time, I’ve made it my new personal regiment to head out on a bike ride for lunch instead of eating. Served me well that it’s been very summer-y all week long so far.
Just the other day, on my first 20km round through Berlin, I passed the old inner city airport Tempelhof, one of Hitler’s finest, if you will. As I was already running late I postponed a visit for another day, and that day turned out to be today.
The airport was closed down some two years ago, and has since been turned into a public park of epic proportions. Airstrips, runways and all roads on the field are available to the general public. Riding around that area on a bike is incredible. Amidst all the talk to turn it into a commercial ground, I’m now glad it turned out the way it did, and that the city is committed to investing more in it.
Obviously I couldn’t pass the chance to bring a camera, so Polaroid 355 loaded with expired Polaroid 664 film it was. If you’re in Berlin and feel like being out and about for a bit, Tempelhof is pretty great. Of course you should be on the lookout for a tour through the buildings, which are actually the masterpieces of this airport.