Saturday, April 19, 2008

Underground Art World

With all the art galleries and museums around Munich (I’m told hundreds), it’s no surprise to see a painting post here…but this image wasn’t from a gallery but rather in the U-bahn, Munich’s underground subway network. In the heart of the museum district at Königsplatz, you will see a subterranean art gallery with sculptures, paintings, and other forms of art. Maybe the station itself isn’t enough to cross town to see, but the museums above it certainly are – the Glyptotek, the museum of antiquity, and the Greek Königsplatz temple. Why the Greek theme there? Apparently, the son of King Ludwig I was Otto, first king of Greece. Ludwig was a great admirer of Greek Culture, and supported the Greek struggle for liberation. His goal was to create a part of Greece in Munich by planning Konigsplatz. In the spirit of the previous post, cheers – or in Greek, Yiamas!

1 comment:

babooshka said...

I took a photo of artistic grafitti, the next day it was whitewashed. It's
worth a look I'd say. A good capture. I enjoyed and learnt somEthing from your post.