Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ludi & Leuchtenberg


Riding Past the Ludwig I statue on the street of his name, you get a quick glimpse of what buildings were like in Ludwig’s day.  In the background is the Palais Leuchtenberg.  The 250-room palace is the largest in Munich, and now houses the Bavarian Ministry of Finance. The buildings set the standard and the mold for all other buildings that still today line Ludwigstrasse. It also bumps up against Odeonsplatz, the Hofgarten, the Residence, Siemens Headquarters, and quite a few other prominent addresses in Munich.

1 comment:

Hilda said...

I always think of them as big ol' boxes and still can't understand what really makes them beautiful from the exterior (the interiors are something else, obviously), but they are. Elegance, symmetry, the sense of peace? All that and more, I guess.

Okay, I'm babbling again. So bye! ;)

Lovely symmetry in your photo.