2015-09-19 52 9

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Sat 19 Sep 2015 in Hannover:
52.3624325, 9.7613624

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The Geohash is located in the building Geibelstraße 4 in Hannover-Südstadt.



Walk there and hope that there is a way to get into the building, or at least in the back yard, since the Geohash seems to be close to the back door. The location is kind of close to me, so it's worth a shot.


It was quite easy to get to the site of the coordinates, but not to get to the coordinates themselves. I am standing outside of the building, when the app showes me that I have arrived at the coordinates already, but only with an accuracy of 27 meters. The GPS in that corner of the city is not very good for some reason, I assume. I knew that the hash was inside the second building, close to the back yard. Google Maps will tell you that the building's number is 2, but I thing it was number 4, since number 4 is the second building on that side of the street.

Unfortunately, there is no way to get into the back yard without going through the building. I had hoped that there might be some space between the buildings that I might go through, but there wasn't.

While looking for a place to go through the house barrier, I walk around the block and see an older lady approaching the front door of the building she (presumely) lives in. I just walk in after her through the door she has opened, greeting her and hoping that she doesn't know all of the people in her building, like nobody seems to in this city. My strategy works and I get inside of the building and can go to the back yard. Now if you imagine the block as an O, the outer circle being the street and the inside being the back yards, I now am at one end of the inner circle and have to get to the other end of the inner circle. Unfortunately, the back yards in this block are seperated by fences, so I leave the building since I cannot access the back yard I need to go to.

After arriving at number 4 again, I am incredably lucky, since a man is just leaving the house as I arrive. I'm now inside of the building! I walk around a bit, got into the back yard, but I think the coordinates are more on the inside. After creating proof and shooting the pictures, I get out of that house.

This experience has shown me how easy it is to get into a building. Luckily, I'm just a Geohasher and not a guy who wanted to rob those people, but this has shown me that I'm not overly paranoid to lock the door of my own flat.



Fippe earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, 9) geohash on 2015-09-19.
2015-09-19 52 09 04 Geohash.jpg