In late July and early August 2008 my wife, Angie, and I traveled back to Germany. It was the first time for me since I left back in 1979. It was the first time ever for Angie.
Here are the photos we took while we were in Hoechst and at the old McNair Kaserne. (Remember, click on any photo to view an enlargement.)
I just have to show this "monolith" first. Located in front of the old Theater, Rec. Center, Library area; the monolith is a tribute to the U.S. Army's time at McNair Kaserne. These monoliths dot the area around McNair and describe various times of the area. This one in particular says something like:
"The terrain of the present-day (one linden quarter) was used by the US-Army between 1950 and 1992. The Kaserne’s buildings, named after the American McNair, served as team housing and lodged the administration. The Michael Barracks at the (plane tree yard) also served residential purposes. In the present-day Burgerzentrum, (center of the area) a library and a casino were accommodated. There was a cinema beside it. The area north of the (plane tree yard) served military purposes. (motor pool, I assume)."
I am grateful that the German government gave a "tip of the hat" to us.
(Translation courtesy of Mike Castino.)