Collecting bottles underground

Here’s one way to collect glass bottles without annoying the neighbours too much: put the bottle bank underground.

Subterranean Bottle Bank in Oberursel

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I’m still here

This post is something that blogger’s are not meant to do.  We are not meant to comment when we feel we are not writing enough, and promise to write more in future.  It might not happen.  But anyway…

Graham Tappenden in Oberursel

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The day the terror threat came to Oberursel

It was Thursday, 30th April, 2015.  I don’t know exactly when I read the message, but the post on Facebook at 5.32am simply read “Does anyone what was happening in Oberursel last night?  SWAT team, explosives unit… where was it and why?”

Just as I was leaving to head into town the local radio answered the “where” part of that question: near Edeka on the Hohemarkstraße.  Somewhere I was about to drive past.  Minutes later as I passed the house number 143, there were police vehicles everywhere.  I estimate that there were about 10 police cars and at least one van containing special equipment.

Hohemarkstrasse 143 in OberurselHohemarkstraße 143 in Oberursel where the arrests took place

Soon information started to come out about the arrests of a couple who had been living there, apparently police had searched a flat and a car, finding explosives and firearms. [Read more…]

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