Monday, March 10, 2008

Island Boulevard

A peaceful view on the Auf der Insel along the Isar River, just outside the Altstadt. The Island runs the length of the Volksbad swimming pool, an amazing art nouveau building and baths. In the distance is the St. Lucas Church. The Isar runs from the Alps, 295 km through Bavaria and empties into the Danube River. Most of the islands that line the Isar keep changing shape due to the annual floods, but this Island and the Museumsinsel (where the Deutches Museum is located) were built up during the 19th century to withstand such floods. I love the way the trees literally stretch across the path reaching out for the Isar.


Brett said...

Love the photos

Chuck Pefley said...

I, too, like the overhanging tree limbs and the shadows they create. Lovely photo!