Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sitting by the Dock of the Bay

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Well it’s not exactly a dock and certainly not a bay.  It is a lake, in fact, in the middle of Munich’s West Park.  But really, who the heck cares with you see the first sun in about a month.  That’s reason for everyone to come out – and they certainly did to drink beer and feed the ducks.  If you can get past the fact that it is a completely artificial park, it’s really quite a pleasant place.  It includes 178 acres of land and was built in 1983 as a layout for the fourth international Garden Show.  Today it boasts ponds stocked with carp and turtles, a rose garden with more than 20,000 roses, and a Chinese + Japanese Garden.

5 comments:

Steffe said...

Looks great. Great to see. We had a similar day in Stockholm, but I heard that more bad weather was on it's way.

Hilda said...

The first sun in a month? Goodness, I wish we could give you some of ours! Our problem's quite the opposite.

Even if it's artificial, this looks like a lovely place to enjoy a sunny day!

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Jim said...

I love the Westpark. After the Englischer Garten this one follows as a close second of my list of favorite parks in Munich. When we were still living in Munich we would take walks there quite often, ever since they opened Westpark as the Internationale Gartenbau Ausstellung back in 1983. I'm so glad they kept the Asian gardens, displays and pagodas from that exposition.

Mary Ann said...

That's a beautiful picture!