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Still crazy after all these years….


Nothing compared with what it used to be like during the Cold War (and for more than a few years after the Wall came down), but there’s still an American military presence around here.

This sign’s at the back of the Layenhof (it basically says: Come in here and we’ll shoot you..), one of the conversion projects that metaphorically turns swords to ploughshares, once having been a military airfield with a large (now empty) housing area and now used as a training ground for urban warfare.

The other main presence is in the Mainz Sand Dunes, a nature reserve unique in northern Europe for its steppe vegetation and rare plants, but still used by the US Army under NATO statutes as a training area.

Now, just because you CAN doesn’t mean that you SHOULD carve ruts through the place with your tracked vehicles….

This entry was published on 15 June, 2014 at 14:05 and is filed under Geriatric rant, Mainz, Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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