Sunday, February 8, 2009

Securing the World and Heavens Above

This photo was taken from the roof of the Bayerischer Hof hotel in central Munich, where a security conference is happening that is hosting US Vice President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and many other global leaders. Munich seemed to be Biden’s first major diplomatic target as he used the security conference to give his most critical foreign policy speech to date. In this case, Biden made it clear that the US would continue its missile defense, but left the window open to talks with Russia – stating “"It is time to press the reset button and to revisit the many areas where we can and should be working together with Russia." Of course, this particular photo was taken long ago, as there was no way to get past the 3500 protesters, the lines of military police, and the barricade around the building. I’ve mentioned the hotel several times, as it’s one of the most exclusive in the city, and has a rooftop patio with what I believe is the best view in town. I’d suggest trying it out, some time when it’s a bit more accessible.

1 comment:

m_m said...

Great capture. Really lovely photo!