11 March 2010

Font

On a recent trip to Bamberg we visited the Cathedral. This font was standing inside the entrance door and just as we entered it was perfectly illuminated by a bean of light shining through one of the high windows. A few minutes later it was gone.
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09 March 2010

Worship

This is an interior shot of the Theatinerkirche in Odeonsplatz. Initially I was waiting for the two women to move so that I would have an unobstructed shot down the aisle. Then I saw that their pose and the contrast between the darkness of their clothing and the brightness of the church would make a better picture.
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08 March 2010

Temple

The roof of the Buhddist temple in Westpark with a covering of snow.
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07 March 2010

Arch

This decorative metal archway marks the boundary between the two parts of Westpark.
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06 March 2010

Uphill

These kids were heading home after a day out sledding in the park. Needless to say it was the parents who were doing the hard work.
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05 March 2010

Meeting

In Westpark some of the more tender plants are wrapped against the cold of winter. I came across this group and thought it looked like a gathering of strange creatures.
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04 March 2010

Whatever You're Doing, Stop It!

These signs appear around every frozen stretch of water in the winter. Counter to the stereotype of Germans that many of us have, most people ignore these signs and go out on the ice anyway.
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03 March 2010

Chess

A group of men wrapped up against the winter cold play open air chess.
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01 March 2010

Paulaner

Paulaner is one of the 'big six' Munich breweries and bars and restaurants across the city display this familiar symbol. We are just now coming into Starkbierziet - strong beer season - which is centred around the Paulaner bierkeller at Nockherberg.
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28 February 2010

AD 1902

I came across this old building on a side street while out walking one day. I don't know if this was the original colour but I thought it was very pleasing in the sunlight with the shadow of the tree.
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26 February 2010

Balconies

This is one of the more sriking recent apartment buildings in Munich. Apart from the bright yellowy orange colour the pattern of balconies gives it a more interesting appearance than the usual more regimented construction.
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25 February 2010

Blinds

The sun was shining on this yellow building. I liked the colour and the pattern of the window frames and the blinds.
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23 February 2010

Stairs

Sunday is discount day at many of Munich's museums. Last Sunday we visited the Alte Pinakothek. This is one of two matching stairways leading from the entrance hall to the upper galleries.
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21 February 2010

Sweet Brown Snail

This sculpture of a giant snail resides in the grounds of the transport branch of the Deutsches Museum. The sculpture is by an American artist, Jason Rhoades, and is officially called Sweet Brown Snail.
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19 February 2010

St Paul's

A view of St Paul's Church across the empty Theresienwiese, the site of Oktoberfest.
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17 February 2010

Traffic Light


The sun reappeared today after a succession of gloomy days. This traffic light stands out against the bright blue sky. I noticed it when I was standing waiting to cross the street. Since I haven't been out with my SLR for a while I'm using an image taken with my other camera today.
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15 February 2010

Playground

A deserted playground under snow in Petuelpark.
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13 February 2010

Snow Dragon

In a children's playground in Petuel Park.
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11 February 2010

Winter Returns

The weather warmed sufficiently last week to melt away the snow. In the last few days temperatures dropped again and the snow returned. This was the scene in Petuel Park this afternoon.
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10 February 2010

Maypole

Maypoles in the blue and white of Bavaria decorated with traditional scenes and images are common throughout the region. This one is in Trudering.
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09 February 2010

Fallen Sons

Every town and village in Germany has a war memorial inscribed with the names of each community's dead. All four sides of this memorial in Trudering are set with names. This view has the names of 38 men from the First World War, including what seem to be three sets of brothers. Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of the conflict it's impossible not to be moved by the personal and human suffering represented here.
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08 February 2010

Manchesterplatz

In 1958 a plane carrying the Manchester United football team, other staff from the club and journalists crashed during take off at the old Munich airport at Riem. Twenty three people died in the crash including eight members of the team.

This memorial was dedicated in 2004 and the small square in which it stands was renamed Machesterplatz in 2008. The original memorial still stands only a few yards away in the same street.
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07 February 2010

Candidplatz

A return trip to one of my favourite U-Bahn stations at Candiplatz on U1.
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06 February 2010

St-Quirin-Platz

The exterior of St Quirin Platz station by night to go with the earlier shot of the station interior.
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05 February 2010

Böhmerwaldplatz II

Another shot of the platform level of the Böhmerwaldplatz U-Bahn station on the U4 line.
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