Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Public Works

(Thank you Guest Photographer). The Amount of public art in Munich is absolutely staggering. You see sculptures in fountains, in public squares, and on boulevards throughout town. You can even find them in front of apartment buildings or on random street corners. I'm not sure how they are commissioned. I even looked in vain to find a total number of works, but no doubt Munich natives like exposing themselves to art. This particular photo was taken at Lenbachplatz, home of the Palais on Lenbachplatz. This particular part of town along the Altstadt ring road is interesting in that it was clearly a cultural center in Munich's history, but now has been reduced by the hum of commuting traffic, while many of the buildings today are a mix of businesses and nightclubs.

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