K303 is a road. It´s a beautiful road I think. The section I know is short but it looks good. Before 10 days ago I had never heard or noticed K303 even though I passed it more than 100 before. Read on the story about finding K303. Here is the album of K303: http://www.lomography.com/homes/bloomchen/albums/1889760-ode-to-k303
For quite some years I live far away from where I grew up and in all those years I had to drive on the same Autobahn to get o my parents. So in all those years I passed a special section more than 100 times where I could have taken notice of K303 but for some reason I did not notice it until 10 days ago.
As said I was on my way to my parents when passing a special section in the German State Thüringen. I looked to the right and saw this location. I was driving about 140km/h and so I passed the section probably in 3 to 5 seconds and only saw it for maybe 2 seconds but immediately thought what this will look like on photos. It was impossible to stop on the Autobahn and knew I could not find to place when just driving off and search it. But no doubt I had to go there to take pictures. So while driving I noticed the next exit and two city names.
So when my girlfriend who was sleeping in the car woke up I told her that on our way back we had to stop somewhere so I could take pictures. When we were at my parents house I opened google maps and looked for the place. I searched the Autobahn exit and moved the map along the Autobahn. Roads are not attractive when being on maps mode so I pushed the “Satellite View” button and there it was.
Well, I was pretty sure it was that road but there was no “Street View” to really be sure. I quickly grabbed my iPod and opened the maps app and made a route to exactly this place.
Five days later I was on my way back and I was very annoyed as it was heavily raining and impossible to take pictures. But I was still about 80km away from K303. So I hoped it´l stop raining the the sun will come out. Unfortunately it did not. It only rained a little bit and there was no sun and my girlfriend said it´s a stupid idea to take the exit and drive there to shoot with this weather conditions. But I had to.
In a small village located a few hundred meters away from K303 I took the wrong way and was driving uphill and suddenly on my left I saw K303 from above. I made a u-turn and drove to K303. I went off the car and stepped on the dirty wet field with my shoes. Even though it looked pretty different than what I saw from above on the Autobahn it looked really good. As the kids and my grilfriend were waiting in the car I had only few time to take pictures. I really ran a bit to get shots from different positions.
Then I stepped into the car and drove uphill the road to take more shots. I´m really glad I did this. But after about 20 minutes I stopped it and said I´ll have to come back here when there is good weather. Unfortunately it´s about 300km away from where I live so in the future I´ll need to have my cameras with me and loaded when driving to my parents.
Thanks for reading,
à la… bloomchen