Monday, May 17, 2010

At a Snail’s Pace


Perhaps it’s a bit ironic that outside the Deutsches Transportation Museum, which is dedicated to all things that go fast, is a super-sized version of one of the slowest creatures on the planet – a snail.  But that is the case outside the historic exhibition halls of the Theresienhöhe.  Just above the popular Oktoberfest grounds is the latest branch of the Deutsches Museum, which opened in 2003.  The museum investigates the technical aspects, economic, political, social and culture dimensions of transportation….and in the end they have a whole lot of things that just go – unlike the creatures on the outside.  Perhaps it’s the beer garden in the background of the photo that is slowing everyone else down?

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