Saturday, May 19, 2012

Munich; Or, How I Went to Germany and Got a Tan

And, as the last stop on my wee jaunt to Europe, we visited the lovely city of Munich.

I want to send a shout out to the very friendly knitters who knit at the Treeman Cafe in Munich. They invited me (specifically manduh, a fantastic designer!) to their knit night. It was a fantastic way to relax after a long day of sight-seeing. Thanks everyone!

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Alte Pinakothek. So amazing. Filled with wonderful stuff (don't tell the Louvre, but the Alte Pinakothek is just as great!)
Here I visited my long-lasting crush, Albrecht Durer. Oh yeah. All you art history geeks know what I'm talking about. You sat there in that dimmed Introduction to Art History class and saw that slide flash up on the screen (yes, I said slide. I'm that old).

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Just around the corner from where we stayed was a fantastic wee area with all sorts of vintage shops.

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I visited the adorable Wolladiho yarn shop. The owner was so kind and friendly!

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Wolladiho

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Wolladiho: This lamp is so lovely!

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I absolutely did not buy any of these, but thought they were the cutest bugs evar.

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Alte Rathaus.

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Oh my god people, this store is AMAZING. Holareidulijö.
I got a dirndl, of course. The staff were so lovely, the shop charming, and believe it or not, in the change room there was a pair of clearly handknit footed tights. Yes. You heard me. Footed tights. Had a ribbon threaded through the waist for a belt.
I didn't have a camera on me at the time, darn it.
I also shopped in the fantastic store Wisen Tracht und Mehr. So friendly. Lovely clothes. You'll see below :)

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Munich is beautiful! Fountain in front of the university.

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Yes! Another sewer cover. Let me tell you, those Germans know how to do a rad sewer cover.

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I'm a beer drinker. I couldn't say no to a (half litre) of Hofbräuhaus brew. It was yum, even though it was something like 2:00 in the afternoon!
Oh yes, and here be my dirndl from Wisen Tracht und Mehr.

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Delicious lunch at Hofbräuhaus.

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View from hotel window. Pigeons in very serious discussion.

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The Alter Nördlicher Friedhof. Gorgeous cemetery.

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Serene fountainn in front of the Frauenkirche.

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Thought you needed a close up on that.

And thus ends, to your collective sigh of relief, my inundation of travel photos.

Now, back to knitting!

5 comments:

thimbley said...

Soo jealous! But München looks so gorgeous! I can't wait to hear all about your trip in person too - we missed you in Hamilton!

flossieKNITS said...

oh, German pretzels, be still my heart!!

Mel said...

Loved your photos so much! Now I *must* go to both Berlin and Munich... and maybe back to Paris. So glad you had such a good trip!!

Hilary said...

Nooo, I don't want it to be over! I LOVED seeing all of your travel photos and living vicariously through you! It looks like you had a wonderful time and had some great experiences. How cool is it that you bought a dirndl (which is super cute, btw) and wore it beer drinking?! With braids, too! I completely know what you mean about Albrecht Durer, too...and slides!! Ahh, your photos made me want to go to Berlin and Munich and go back to Paris! Thanks for the little escape from everyday life. :)

Now good luck with that rascally cat! (Water bottles?? Worth a shot, I guess.)

alligator said...

I loved your travel photos! Looks like you had a great trip!