Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bavaria Part IV: München Dienstag

Tuesday was foggy and damp, and we got a late start. Indian food for lunch in Freising, then we drove to the U-bahn station near Allianz Arena and took the U-bahn to the Alte Pinakothek.

There are three Pinakotheks, housing art from different periods, and since I can see art after 1800 quite readily in the Midwest I picked the Alte Pinakothek, 14th through 18th centuries. I'm not sure we even got to the 18th century before my brain gave out. Hundreds and hundreds of 14th and 15th century paintings, a room full of Rubens (including one canvas 6m high), saints and flowers, and a whole bunch of naked baby Jesuses. Germans painted skinny baby Jesuses and Italians painted fat ones. Huh.

Gorgeous, all of it. Roland later remarked that he has ruined the MAM for me forever, which was probably his diabolical plan.

Anyway, it was a nasty day and I only took two decent pictures.

Alte Pinakothek
Stairs, Alte Pinakothek.

Wieviel ist das Bier in die Fenster?
Wieviel ist das Bier in die Fenster? The one with the hop-pity goodness?

Note they are selling MGD for twice what good beer goes for. Windell would be most displeased.

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