Saturday, July 13, 2013

Some vacation photos -- Munich, June 23-28

 So, some vacation photos. DH has been teaching a class every other year or so just south of Munich. Can I just say that Bavaria is not a great vacation destination for vegetarians who don't like beer?

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".

 The other teacher this year was one of DH's co-workers, whose wife had an interest in seeing Dachau, which is close to Munich, so we went one day. A room at the end of the museum has memorial items.

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!

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