Hannes und Miran
auf dem Tempelhofer Feld
Foto Tempelhofer Feld Hannes und Miran 1
Foto Tempelhofer Feld Hannes und Miran 2
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My name is Hannes. I was just flying a kite while skateboarding on Tempelhofer Feld. I fell over, but it didn’t hurt too much. I got right back up and started skating again.

My name is Miran. I was flying a kite while skateboarding, too. Flying the kite was so much fun. I had the strength needed to hold onto the kite and a proper breakfast this morning. Regardless, I fell into a puddle – that's why I'm wet. I guess you could say I'm better on roller skates. Or riding a bike.

Juni
auf dem Tempelhofer Feld
Tempelhof Juni

My name is Juni, and I'm here on Tempelhofer Feld to enjoy the bit of sun coming through the clouds. I love this park for how big it is. There's no other place in the city where you can look this far out into the horizon. Once you leave the narrow streets and enter the park, this massive field just opens up right in front of you. 

Yes, I have a good park story for you: It happened two years ago while I was running around the field. Half way through my run, I ran past a group of guys. As I came closer, one of them turned around, and the skateboard on his back smacked me right in the face.

I was initially confused and perplexed by the weight of the hit. The guy was dreadfully sorry. That’s how we started talking. We met again after the incident, and now we’ve been friends for two years!

Of course, I would never wish for someone to get hit on the head with a skateboard. But if it happens, you just say you’re sorry and it's over. It’s just important that we look out for each other and talk. 

Hisham
auf dem Tempelhofer Feld
Foto Tempelhofer Feld Hisham

My name is Hisham, and I live right next to Tempelhofer Feld. I practically come here every day. Anyways, my roommate bought a massive speaker last summer, so to test it out, we walked to the middle of the field where no one would come and complain about us playing really loud music.

However, despite our efforts, tons of people came and started dancing as if it were some mini festival in the middle of the park. Like I said, out intention was just to test out the speaker. But with everyone coming, we ended up staying there for three to four hours. We didn't know anybody, so we met a lot of new people in the process. It was beautiful, and it showed us that people need communication and that people need people in general.

Özgür
auf dem Tempelhofer Feld
Tempelhof ozgur

I’m Özgür. I work at Feldkino, the park’s open-air cinema. I like experimenting with technology and putting on shows. It’s always a challenge getting electronic things to function in the park. For the open-air cinema, we bought a large car battery a few years ago that used to power lorries.

Anyway, we had a full house one evening with 300 people in the audience. Two minutes into the film, the battery short circuited.  At first, I was all panicky, but everyone understood we were improvising everything. Everyone was in a good mood and waited in their seats while I organized an extension cable that would reach the restroom’s electrical socket. When I came back, everyone was still seated. The people’s patience took a load off my mind. All in all, the evening was a success and I was so thankful.

11 years later, I’m still in love with this city, and I hope to contribute to its beauty, as well. The best feeling is when people walk from an event away thinking, “That was great!” and get motivated to put on their own shows. That always means a lot to me.