|The vegetarian option at the hotel restaurant. Not that I'm complaining about it -- a baked potato swimming in sour cream and deliciously steamed vegetables heavily loaded with Parmesan cheese. What's not to like?|
For more meat, try doner (gyros), sold at stands and storefronts all over Germany (and Amsterdam). This one offered a veggie option -- I chose roasted peppers and onions plus artichoke hearts, with dill-yogurt sauce. Yummy!
|They also served the beer brewed by the local monastery. I don't know why they're called "Hell".|
|Pink triangle plaque in memory of homosexual prisoners|
Munich was incredibly cold when we were there, temps in the 50's during the day, and some rain. So you can't see the sun on the gold mosaic of the State Theater (Opera House), but it still looks pretty nice.
|Yes, it really was that gray every day|
Some parts of Munich are old, or look old, like the Opera House, but about 80-90% of it was bombed during WWII, so there is a lot of modern architecture and art as well.
|A statue, known as "The Munich Eunuch"...|
|...with people in the pic to show the scale|
Karla's Kaffeehaus is a bakery/cafe I like to go to in the town where we stayed. Besides the cheesecake, chocolate cake, strudel, etc., this time they also had little pieces of puff pastry that had cheese, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds baked onto them.
|Proof that Europe is so much more advanced than the US|
How they do cappuccino. Also, the day I realized that if my tablet's battery is charged, I'll never be without a book ever again.
|Genteel afternoon coffee in Germany and a disillusioned PI in Los Angeles (Rhys Ford's "Dirty Kiss")|
The window display for a glasses store in downtown Munich.
|Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humor?|
More pics to come!