Construction work in the Center of Munich. In the background one sees the twin towers of the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady),Munich’s major landmark since they were added in 1525. The church is the largest in Munich and one of largest Gothic buildings in southern Germany.
Visiting Melbourne from Perth (one of the hottest and driest cities in Australia) it was hard to resist a frolic in the rain. It felt cool and cleansing. It lifted the spirits and everything seemed more intense – the scents, the sounds, the light and the shine on the colourful streets. Many people go on vacation to find sun and sand and beaches, but when that is your natural environment you seek a different environment and different sensations.
The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest and most important galleries in the world.
A highlight is the Old German art by Altdorfer and Dürer. Both Dürer’s epochal self-portrait from 1500 as well as his “Four Apostles” can be admired in the Alte Pinakothek.