The Boule Tournament

by Marcus · 11.04.2012 · Events, Kiez Life, Places · One comment

Of course the Landwehrkanal is a very pop­u­lar area to hang out at when the sun is shin­ing. One of it’s most beau­ti­ful marks is the Boul­ing Ground right at For­ster Straße. Watch­ing the water on one side and the relaxed play­ers going after their game on the other side has a very hyp­not­iz­ing effect on one’s mind (also, it gives the eye some­thing to do instead of simply star­ing into empty space, as beau­ti­ful as it might be). Boule is a very classy sport. Whenever I pass by the play­ers I keep think­ing to myself: wow, this is the “savoir-vivre” everyone’s talk­ing about.

Last week­end, the 1. BCK (“1. Boule Club Kreuzberg”) organ­ized a Boule tour­na­ment includ­ing drinks and BBQ. It was a very calm and chilling envir­on­ment to be part of. And along these lines, it’s also excit­ing to see what a few Boule fans can cre­ate: a whole com­munity that revolves around a rare activ­ity. It’s easy to appre­ci­ate the easy-going sport even when you’re not a player. In any case, as soon as the sun is out again (for good!) you’ll prob­ably find us there, simply enjoy­ing the scene.

One comment
  1. Tolle Per­spekt­iven! :D