This photo of me in Kassel, Germany was taken
by a newspaper reporter in November, 1979
In the background, you can see the famous landmark in Park
Kassel Wilhelmshöhe called Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (castle).
Below on both sides of the lake (called LAC) and on the far left you can
just see the edge of the ROSEN INSEL(Rose Island) which is
the well known Rose Garden of Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.
Just 50 yards back from where this photo was taken was my parents home.
I grew up here, right in what is known as Europe's largest Mountain
The roses in the picture frame are Canadian White Star', but at
the time they were still unnamed. The Wilhelmshöhe Rose Garden was
just being replanted with hundreds of new varieties at that time by local
rosarians, and I even helped plant some of the roses during my visit.
The roses we planted, happened to be the variety Kassel, Lcl,
Kordes,1957 , located right across the LAC towards the left.