|The Holbeinpferd in a slim state (©joergens.mi)|
|My soccer club honored in 1987 for its 100th anniversary.|
The Hamburger Sportverein (HSV), a founding member
of Germany's Bundesliga, was relegated to the Second Ligue last year
for the first time in its history. (©Wikimedia)
Mr. Hellstern remembers the 1997 operation well, "We blasted off the layers of paint within two to three days. How long it took us to remove a layer depended on the quality of the paint. Some layers took several hours to remove, while others took only a few minutes. All in all, there were certainly between 50 and 70 layers of paint."
|Somebody tried to count the present layers of paint (©joergens.mi)|