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Fishink in Munich Part 2 Doors, Churches, Walks and Graffiti

January 6, 2013

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Having just spent ten days in Germany I captured many inspiring sights and objects that I thought I’d share with you. Like these lovely doors, locks and handles.

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Being based near to Munich, it would have been rude not to pop into Munich’s Frauenkirche, whose two spires rise to almost 100 meters, built in a gothic style it is one of the largest hall churches in southern Germany.

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The story behind the footprint (above) is that it was left in the church by the devil himself. Allegedly the architect, Jörg von Halsbach, made a pact with the devil in order to finance the construction of the church. The catch was that he wasn’t allowed to include windows. Well, upon seeing the church with its stained-glass windows, the devil got excited about acquiring his newest victim’s soul. But when he got inside, von Halsbach led him to a spot where, because of the design of the pillars, the devil couldn’t see the windows—despite being able to see light. The devil, in his frustration, stamped his hoof so hard that he left an imprint in the floor of the cathedral. The stained glass panels were colourful, and beautifully designed.

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Continuing on the church theme, the church of St Anna and the Asam Church are featured below. The latter being one of the best examples of Baroque OTT that I’ve seen to date.

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Here’s a few other stained glass pieces I saw in some of the more traditional drinking houses.

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Whilst doing a few day walks, I discovered that there’s a small section of the Eisbach, (an artificial stream that runs through the English Garden, Munich’s largest public park), where it’s possible to surf. I kid you not, and took these images to prove it.

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Another afternoon spent walking around the royal summer palace of Nymphenburg.

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Lucky to see it in such a warm early evening light.

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The apartment we stayed in had a lovely huge oak tree outside it’s windows and even though we were on the fourth floor it towered above the block. Allowing us to spot a whole host of furry and feathery friends. I’ve not seen this breed of squirrel before or a woodpecker this clearly.

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Here’s a little Graffiti imagery from Munich. Some captured around the Mullersches Volksbad (Art Nouveau Swimming Pool ) near Rosenheimer Str. 1, 81667 Munich

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and the rest is on Tumblingerstraße, near the Schlachthofviertel.  To get there take the U3/U6 to Poccistraße or Bus 131 towards Klenzestraße / St.-Maximilian, exiting at Tumblingerstraße. I would recommend seeing them in the daytime, as the light is better and the area feels a little ‘edgy’ in the evening. More Munich news to come.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2013 2:22 pm

    Asam Church made me lose grip on reality- it is remarkable.

    • January 6, 2013 2:37 pm

      Remarkable yet slightly bizarre, a weird mix of doom and ‘bling’ somehow lol

  2. January 7, 2013 4:25 pm

    Looks so glorious – I really want to go – and I might later this year. Its quite near where my relatives are …. love the amazing baroque interiors too; some amazing decoration. By the way – I think that’s just a red squirrel – come and see them near me in Northumberland ! Thanks for some lovely blogging ! Sx

    • January 7, 2013 4:43 pm

      Thanks Sarah. Well even red squirrels are pretty scarce in my world, I also saw a black and white version in the same tree, but it was too quick for me to get a photo. Love those tufty ears lol. If you’re thinking of visiting Munich, I’d say go, you’d love it. More images from my travels to come. Thanks for the comments.

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