Saturday, April 5, 2008

Weather Beaten

I caught this glimpse of a worn wooden window cover on Bavariaring, next to the Theresienwiesen. It is where one of Europe’s biggest parties, the Octoberfest, takes place. I was attracted to the great colors, but also by the interesting contrast between the worn thin window, and the amazing mansion it was attached to. The neighborhood of Ludwigvorstadt is no stranger to turn-of-the-century estates, but the ones that line Theresienweisen are some of the finest in Munich. If you're looking for other fantastic buildings, check out the mansions lining the East side of the Isar River in Haidhausen or Bogenhausen. Most of these today are used as foreign embassies or turned into offices.

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