Sunday, December 06, 2020

Ersatz street view

I was born and grew up in Bergheim, a hillside suburb of the town of Neheim, Germany. Neheim itself came to be incorporated into the town of Arnsberg in 1975. It would be nice to be able to view the streets of Bergheim as they are now and compare them to my childhood memories.

Alas, Google's street view has no presence here, nor for that matter in most of Germany. But by a stroke of luck, a recent bicycle ride by Ronny Gängler takes us on a short stretch of Bergheimer Weg that I remember very well and, by inspection, manages to image what I believe to be my childhood house, though technically not my childhood home because that is on the opposite (not visible) part of the semi-detached structure.

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