Tag Archives: Bavaria

Don’t Forget the Ceiling

I was out with my camera at Schleissheim Palace (early 18th century), not too far outside of Munich, looking for shots of the interior, and not so much detail as the spacial feeling. I tried to imagine living in these … Continue reading

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Sunday in Munich

Munich isn’t exactly what you’d call a bustling city. It’s moniker “Das Millionendorf” or “Village of a Million” is closer to it. Its population has passed the million mark since the nickname was invented – now something like 1.4 million … Continue reading

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Building Blocks in Ceramic, Glass and Stone

Prompted by my search for photo opportunities, I’ve been taking a closer look at what Munich has to offer in the way of modern architecture. Up until now, I had felt a kind of nostalgia for what Munich must have … Continue reading

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Household Gods

I was wondering why the new synagogue in Munich is called Ohel Jakob, “Jacob’s Tent”. Perhaps, with some stretch of the imagination, you could say the upper dome resembles a tent. And what about Jacob? Since I am shamefully ignorant … Continue reading

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Ammersee – He or She?

See is German for sea or lake, depending on the gender. Die See is the feminine form and it denotes the sea or ocean. Der See is masculine and refers to the more limited body of water, a lake. Interesting. … Continue reading

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