December 25, 2006

Fancy courts in Kassel

Our dear friend Bob, one of our regular players in Winston-Salem just returned from Kassel in the heart of Germany - where he played almost daily with friends of the Rumkugler petanque club. Talking about a nice setting!
For the record this is not their clubhouse... It's the Orangerie Museum and Planetarium. In front are wide walkways, ideal for pétanque.
A very active club with around 60 resolute players who regularly organize regional tournaments. Who wouldn't want to go to to such a nice location!
The Rumkugler website has lots of pictures - also check the press section for more.

Of course, in December it looks (and feels) a bit different. From one of Bob's reports:
Just got back from playing for two hours IN THE DARK AND 37 DEGREES! It's the first time I've ever quit before everyone else. There were twelve people out there playing, for an hour before I got there, and five of them were playing when I left.

The Orangerie from the sky

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