When I was a little kid we had a stone elephant on the playground in our neighbourhood in Dresden. I don’t know how many hours I spent with my play-buddies on and in that creature, hiding out in its small nests or simply using it as what it really was: a slide :). That was 30-ish years ago…

Last week I was strolling through a park (Palmengarten) in Leipzig with friends – and I couldn’t believe it when I saw the exact same slide again as if it had been forgotten to dismantle. In Dresden they are all gone as far as I can tell, but the City of Leipzig seemed to be keen to keep that gem from my childhood. Kudos to Leipzig :).


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