Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Playing Second Fiddle


Throughout Friedrich Von Gartner’s career, he was always the king’s number two architect behind Leo Von Klenze – mastermind of the Greek revival in Munich, including the Glypothek, Konigsplatz, and Ludwigstrasse.  Yet Gartner had some amazing contributions to make to Munich, including the Feldhernhalle, Siegestor, and the University building – not to mention buildings in other countries like the Helenic Parliament in Athens.  Gartner then was named director for the world renowned Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacturing company.  This particular tribute (picture) to him sits at Gartnerplatz, with the beautiful State Theater in the background.  Of course keeping with tradition it is considered Munich’s second theater – after the Bavarian State National Theatre, next to the Residence.

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