1972 Olympic Games Regatta course Oberschleißheim near Munich. Start side under a menacing sky just before the storm.

the regatta course and the summer storm

in a warm summer afternoon the sky darkens suddenly and a storm rolls very fast over the 1972 Munich Olympic Games Regatta course taking some casual rowers by surprise. The course lays some 15Km north of Munich and it is declared a historical site.

The watching towers stand empty on the sides of the course. People jog or cycle around on rounds of some 4Km. A group of four young men does not take too much notice of the storm and keep jogging under the rain. Others take cover under the overhangs by the stores on the north side.

Two hours later the sun shows up to say good night lighting the poplars alley on the way back to the city.