Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Slice of Munich History

If you are curious about Munich, here it is. I would be hard pressed to put any more in a single photograph. The photo was take from the Hofgarten, the former royal court garden which was started in 1570. You also see the edge of the residence, which was constructed by the Wittlesbach family who ruled Bavaira for 800 years. The Residence was started in the 14th century, but countless additions have given the building influences from several different eras. In the background, you see the Catholic Theatiner Church, which was built in 1663 in Italian high-baroque style, and with its yellow Mediterranean appearance quickly became a well known sympol of the city. And finally you see the 300+ foot twin domes of the Frauenkirche, which was constructed way back in the 1400s.

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