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Issue 21/2008, October 23 2008 (No. 271)

        
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THE DAILY GROOVE
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Quite exactly four years ago I gave a description of a large fallow in the suburb Hemelingen.

  A few days ago I revisited that place.

I firstly climbed one of the noise barriers, which separates the fallow from the nearby railroad track. I saw that pathes, tracks, which had been made up, and a narrow asphalt street ran through the fallow.

  I saw a factory building at the edge of the fallow. There were two wind turbines in the far distance.

I turned a little bit to the right. My eyes fell on an area, which was only sparsely overgrown with grass.

  To the right of that area a church rose, which had been built in the late 19th century or in the early 20th century.
When I kept on turning to the right, commercial functional buildings came into my field of vision. In the distance, I saw the big coal and gas-fired power station in the suburb Hastedt.

  That power station is also located in an industrial area. (also see visual axis from Frauenburger Weg to the power station Hastedt

 
When I threw a glance at the ground, I saw some disposable forks and a paper napkin. Apart from that I saw almost no rubbish.

  When I climbed an other section of the noise barrier, I saw a small heap of flints, somebody had hoarded.

I noticed the numerous little trees and shrubs, which defied the elements on this embankment.

  Behind the 'summit' I saw the stacks of the nearby factory.

The fallow is also a dog run. The pathes are short cuts between neighbouring districts.

  On this pathes some people took the time to chat.

 
About eighteen months ago I had taken this photograph of a hoarding at the edge of the fallow. An important advertising message had been, that developable plots were up to sale in this area 'as of now'.

  A few days ago I took this photograph of the hoarding.

Please also read Charlie Dittmeier's report about a place, which he revisited. The article is dated October 20 2008. The link leads to the latest entry of the diary. Please scroll down if necessary.

The international poster organisation Loesje has started a project to train young people from all over Europe and Asia in how to organise and coordinate information campaigns about the Millennium Development Goals.
  These goals are set by the United Nations to fight poverty and to improve living standards world wide.

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