Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Munich - Part I

So I had my first experience of the family trip to Munich. They have been going for 30 years, but the family has shrunk and spread out a bit in the last decade, so the last few years it has just been the Cap and the CapMama.

Munich was a nice city, but it felt kind of generic and sanitized. This was my first visit to Germany, but I have a feeling a lot of the country is like this. It sort of hurt that I didn't have the internet and had accidentally forgotten my list of cool places to check out. It was alright checking out the touristy stuff but next time I'll be equipped to find the seamy side of the place.

Anyway, here are pictures. Sorry I forgot to take a stereotypical picture of me sip with a beer stein, but hey! here I am eating some wurst!

























More pictures tomorrow or y'know whenever I get around to it.

11 comments:

Anthrophile said...

Pretty pictures! (I visited Munich in 1994 and got the same kind of "suspiciously pristine" vibe from it -- but I had also been on a train for a good 14 hours beforehand, so my viewpoint might have been skewed. Sadly, it was pre digital-cam -- and all my Munich pictures wound up getting double exposed!)

Were you traveling with someone, or do you take your own picture with a tripod? (And no one steals your tripod?)

Camille Acey said...

@anthrophile - Thanks for the compliment! As I mentioned, I was with The Captain and his mother (they are actually pictured there with the map), so no tripod and no risk of theft, whew!

Anthrophile said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I see. I completely misread the first paragraph! Never mind that then. I'm loving your travel account!

Tina. said...

Great photos! *patiently waits for more*

Anonymous said...

Hey! Don't worry about the beer :) you can always manipulate the picture with a Laško or Union ;)

Anonymous said...

This generic feeling is bavarian charme. Well from my north-german point of view at least. Whenever I see pictures of Munich I'm thinking "Wow... what a totally different world.". I wont disavow the reason might be that Munich is extremely posh and that I am simply incapable to see the many things all german places have in common. But a bit evidence for my attitude can be found in accepted opinion: In the rest of Germany, bavarians are humerously seen as aliens.(It's not easy to get through to their dialect.)
If you eventually want to experience a completely different german city - visit Berlin. I think, it has as much to do with Munich as Paris has to do with Munich. :)

Felicity said...

Lovely pictures, I hope that you have a great time!

caratime2 said...

I agree with anonymous. Munich is very different from places like Berlin, Hamburg or Cologne. It's kind of like saying the rest of the States is probably just like Boston. I'm sure the folks in Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas or Atlanta would beg to differ!

I'm glad you had a nice time, though!

Camille Acey said...

@tina - thanks for the compliment! more are coming very soon!

@anonymous -12:32 - can i skip the laško and union, please?

@anonymous - 12:08 - thank you for your insight. this makes me feel a lot more open to further travel in germany. i had such a neutral time in munich that i felt averse to the whole country.

@felicity - thanks!

@caratime2 - you're totally right, and thanks for making the boston comparison. i positively despise boston and i would hate for someone to come there and think the whole of america was like that place.

Opal said...

Wow I just happened upon your blog thru a link on madame k in France's site. So happy I did. I am an expat myself, from NY, and moved to Paris last Sept of 07!!! I love your pics and interesting tid bits you share. Kudos!

Camille Acey said...

@Opal - Thanks for reading. Do you have a blog??