Friday, 3 July 2009

Early Morning Amusement


I can make excuses for not updating this here blog for some weeks - weeks that had me in Italy, France, and parts east, but it has come down to time and hundreds of photos to sort through. I will get it done, but I've also had company this last week and although the decidedly uncomfortable heat allows for little less than finding shade and drink, Jill and I got up really early this morning and trekked over to Spreepark for a little break and entry exploration.



Although the park is officially off-limits to the public, it's not difficult to break in and with a little bit of searching we found a well beaten path with a few inches of fence that could be squeezed through. It should also be noted that there has been reports of a security detail within the park on weekends.



It's a complicated and bizarre tale of how the park came to be, and if you click on the link above you should read it to the very end -- that's where the story gets especially strange. Knowing the story and walking the grounds early this morning felt eerie and not just a little creepy. However, as confirmed by the couple we stumbled upon making out in the overgrown grass, it's a kinda peaceful and lovely spot in the city.



4 comments:

sweetie pie press said...

totally fascinating.

leah b said...

of course i thought of you as i wandered around.

flipping through other's pics of the park on flickr it becomes evident that a lot has been stolen out of the park - i guess it explains the recent up in security.

thisquietarmy said...

I'M JEALOUS. so close a couple of weeks ago, oh well.

leah b said...

yeah -- you guys hopped the fence too soon! next time...