Before the leaves fall and the red-brown colours with their beauty make the park shine in a new light, I desperately soak up the last sunny days, still longing for summer. I see the large meadow where the geese now graze and think of all the young people. They were finally living out there, even under protest from the residents, what they had missed so much during the long Corona Marathon. After sunbathing on the grass, I stroll on. On the way, I wonder about the gravestones from 1880 in the drain near the pond. Why are they there and why were they used to build the drain?

When I got home, I immediately researched on the internet what this could mean and found out that gravestones only have a lying time of 12 – 25 years. If the lease is not extended, the stone has to be removed. But where to put the stones? If no relatives can be found who want to take the stone away, they are crushed in a stone mill. There is no uniform regulation in Germany as to what is to be done with these stones. The stones of “eternity” are used in the construction of motorways, walls in parks, river banks, paving stones, sculptures, benches, birdbaths and the like.

In front of the bridge in the rose garden, “Die Schlummernde” by Richard Engelmann. It stood there since 1926, from 1950 it stayed in Hiroshimapark and from 2002 it can be found again in Schrevenpark.