Silken wallpaper, golden trim, and lavish embroidery would have well suited our Egyptian queen. Instead, she’s stuck in a gallery with stuffy old philosophers and tyrannical emperors. All of them are at home in the Munich Residenz, the main palace of the House of Wittelsbach. Owing to never-ending repair and restoration work, the approach to the […]Read more "Cleo in Munich"
While I wait for my husband to get ready, let my throw a few statues in your direction. Through their taxes, the Bavarian people have recently completed renovations of the wing of the Residenz in München, which houses the Bavarian State Collection of bronzes. The Residenz was the city home of the Wittelsbach dynasty. A palace filled […]Read more "A Bronzy Interlude"
Die Pinakothek der Moderne is supersized eye-candy and it contains some pretty impressive works of art too. It is the newest of three world renown Pinakotheken in München, Germany, hence its local nickname “Dritte”, the third. The German term Pinakothek is of Greek origin meaning literally storehouse [formative element: thek] of painted tablets [pinax, genitive case: pinakos], […]Read more "The Third"
kilometers of sheer driving misery. Our home exchange with a couple in Munich had been under construction since last summer through the usual avenue of exchange websites in which both parties are members. First, one exchanges emails and if all goes well one’s homes. After the initial contact, we agreed on dates and other logistics and […]Read more "One Thousand Three Hundred and Three"