Munich Photos

My daughter Katie accompanied me on my research trip in October 2008 :)

We loved the lush window boxes, even here on a main shopping street in Munich.
The Church of the Holy Ghost against a pristine sky.

Karlstor, one of the Medieval city gates, rebuilt in 1791, now the entrance to a pedestrian shopping district.

Katie took a picture of me taking a picture. We're at the Isar Gate, built in 1337. The frescoes are beautiful.

The Hofbrauhaus. All through my childhood, I sang along with German songs about the Hofbrauhaus.
 Great kasespaetzel and beer.

One side of the Konigsplatz. This large plaza is mentioned in my book, historically the site of many large Nazi gatherings.

The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) at the Marienplatz. The large open plaza in front of the hall is chock full of people all the time, some of them watching the Glockenspiel play at the top of the tower, others eating, shopping, or conducting business.

We climbed to the top of the bell tower at St. Peter's Church. This two-domed church nearby is the Frauenkirche. It pretty much dominates Munich's skyline.

Since the English Garden (a park in Munich) figures into my book, we walked through it for a few hours. This scruffy pine tree became the one in which Sophie and Esther hid the pickle jar.

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