Monday, May 29, 2006
In the second half if the 19th century, the civic authorities decided to build new headquarters for themselves. The chosen site was the south of Marienplatz. This Neo-Gothic construction lasted from 1867 to 1919.
The clock in the tower is the fourth-largest clock in the Europe.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
The sun brings people outside in everywhere: esplanades, gardens and streets. This picture was taken in Neuhauser Straße, the Munich's largest shopping street.
The Augustinerbräu was founded by Augustinian monks and was mentioned as early as 1328. The historic interior of the brewery hall is a fine and today rare example of the atmosphere of Munich restaurant pre-dating World War I. The brewery is divided into restaurant and beer hall, with a delightful beer garden.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935)
Munich Beer Garden
The first Beer Gardens appeared in Germany. They were developed in Bavaria in the 19th century. Nowadays is very common to see people drinking pleasantly in the Beer Gardens of Munich.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
This male figure is endowed with intense energy. "Another Vermeer work, "The Astronomer" (posted on the right side), is commonly considered a pendant to "The Geographer". Considering these works as pendants offers an allegorical interpretation: the astronomer, student of the heavens, searches for spiritual guidance; the geographer, student of the earth, charts the proper course for temporal life."
Very long time ago I published the astronomer to ask for the next hop. At that time I was thinking in the sentence of Socrates: I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. I have been away during the last month and now I'm going to chart a new transcental course:)