Sunday, October 12, 2008

Give Peace a Chance

It’s only appropriate that the 11,000 runners from 64 nations who participated in the Munich Marathon today passed by the Victory Gate. Anyone who manages to run 26 miles deserves some sort of victory in my book, and one of those awards may have been a chilly but beautiful day. The Victory Arch or Siegestor is ironically, a peace arch, at least today. It originally was dedicated to the glory of the Bavarian army, but then was partially destroyed in WWII bombing. The inscription on the back side reads, “Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, reminding of peace.”

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