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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 11:47:54 PM »
Is it just me or would other people too have expected that that stuff would have been torn down ages ago ?

Pretty freaky to still use it. Just MHO of course...

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2011, 12:50:30 PM »
Is it just me or would other people too have expected that that stuff would have been torn down ages ago ?

Pretty freaky to still use it. Just MHO of course...

Was thinking the same. Strange such place is now used for pleasure .. what's next? Auswitch as a playground for children?  :-\

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2011, 01:06:29 PM »
Nice catch Ully and a very funny entertaining roadtrip, thanks a lot! :)

but let us keeping easy with the builings. the ww2 is 65 years ago and the bulidings are present. what do you mean is the best solution with it? rotten or museum? i think none of this both options.
i live in the near of berlin, and there was many similar buildings like this. especially the airport tempelhof. and what is the problem with it? in our generation is nothing the same like in 1940s... and we have nothing to do with it...


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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 01:10:28 PM »
Is it just me or would other people too have expected that that stuff would have been torn down ages ago ?

Pretty freaky to still use it. Just MHO of course...

I think you would have to tear down half of Germany then (or half the world, if you think of any building that was built during a megalomaniac regime - the People's Palace in Bucarest is a perfect example, or the Arc de Triomphe in Paris). A lot of buildings that were built during the Nazi regime still stand and have public uses today (Berlin's Olympia Stadium or the former Tempelhof Airport, for instance).
Why waste a perfectly good building only because it has a tainted history? It's not that it's the building's fault...

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 03:02:53 PM »
Is it just me or would other people too have expected that that stuff would have been torn down ages ago ?

Pretty freaky to still use it. Just MHO of course...


The main building actually dates from before the Nazi regime, they just took over the area and expanded it.

Following that logic, you'd have to tear down half the great buildings in Europe :)

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2011, 04:31:24 PM »
Ully,

We have family in Nurmberg! I love that city. Gorgeous place... a bit like Edinburgh. I guess it's the castle on the hill surrounded by the old town.

I think I need a trip back soon. Miss the kartoffelnkloss and dunkelbier (dark beer?).

All's good!


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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2011, 05:57:58 PM »

but let us keeping easy with the builings. the ww2 is 65 years ago and the bulidings are present. what do you mean is the best solution with it? rotten or museum? i think none of this both options.
i live in the near of berlin, and there was many similar buildings like this. especially the airport tempelhof. and what is the problem with it? in our generation is nothing the same like in 1940s... and we have nothing to do with it...


My friend, your attitude is very dangerous.  You sound like you want to forget what has happened. I have a bit other view, but that's probably has to do with this:
http://www.google.nl/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bombardement+rotterdam+1940&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=nl&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=tHvnTvO3O46f-wbOj6ntCg&biw=1607&bih=1033&sei=xHvnTofNO4e6-AbVvezuCg

and my father-in-law who's brother was shot by the Nazi's, my mother who had to live in the south of the country, away from her own family, my dad who walked for days to Friesland to find some food...and they were the lucky one's.

The heart of my city was wiped-out by the Nazi's and the most stupid thing we can do is pretend it never happened.

Mind you, through this hobby I found some of my best friends in Germany. (You guys know who you are :))  And it's nothing to do with "blaming" anyone today...

Yes this is a thing of the past, thank God, but by keeping remembering what happened maybe we can prevent mad men driving us into insane wars like this.

That Zeppelin place I know well from the war films and IMHO yes it should have either been torn down or made a place of remembrance...not to keep on partying.

But let's not cloud this thread with a discussion like this...if you want, "All the rest" is probably the best place..
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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011, 07:25:20 AM »

but let us keeping easy with the builings. the ww2 is 65 years ago and the bulidings are present. what do you mean is the best solution with it? rotten or museum? i think none of this both options.
i live in the near of berlin, and there was many similar buildings like this. especially the airport tempelhof. and what is the problem with it? in our generation is nothing the same like in 1940s... and we have nothing to do with it...


My friend, your attitude is very dangerous.  You sound like you want to forget what has happened. I have a bit other view, but that's probably has to do with this:
http://www.google.nl/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bombardement+rotterdam+1940&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=nl&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=tHvnTvO3O46f-wbOj6ntCg&biw=1607&bih=1033&sei=xHvnTofNO4e6-AbVvezuCg
My friend, you have completely misunderstood. my grandparents have been displaced because of war. I grew up in socialism, in contrast to West Germany where the ww2 was everywhere and always a big topic. All memorials etc we have always visited and honored. and that's a good thing. I am politically left!!
and I hate it that our german generation is set to always and everywhere in connection with the Nazis. and this buildings too! so remember is a good thing, but not with any old built! like liquidx and McVenco said.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2011, 10:40:05 AM »
Hi Guys. This is a little deep for this forum, and I do not want to offend anyone by this tone. We're all here for our love of all things arcade(y). This has brought us together and that's a good thing. It's a multicultural, multinational forum! Love it! Some have more and better arcade cabs than others... but we can't have everything can we?

Anyway, great upddate Ully. Love the images.

One last comment... it is always good to remember so we can learn and move on, "Lest we forget".

Si