08 February 2010

Manchesterplatz

In 1958 a plane carrying the Manchester United football team, other staff from the club and journalists crashed during take off at the old Munich airport at Riem. Twenty three people died in the crash including eight members of the team.

This memorial was dedicated in 2004 and the small square in which it stands was renamed Machesterplatz in 2008. The original memorial still stands only a few yards away in the same street.

3 comments:

brattcat said...

Beautifully composed, Olli.

olli said...

Thanks.

Chrissy Brand said...

Thank you for a poignant photo...

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