München - Residenz

Bayern (außer der Gem. Icking)

All of Bavaria except Icking.


14 Jan 2007 135
Nach den langen Schatten zu urteilen, muß es Winter sein. Shadows are long: it must be winter.


14 Jan 2007 133
Blick vom St. Colomanhügel. View from the St. Coloman Hill.

Near Wolfratshausen

Golf course near Wolfratshausen

Near Wolfratshausen

Golf course near Wolfratshausen

02 Dec 2006 141
The thing in the sky is the moon.


02 Jul 2006 231
This fresco with a Benedictine allegory was painted on the ceiling of one of the halls of Benediktbeuern abbey. It was ill lit, so this picture is much clearer than you’d see the actual painting. No tripod was used (usually, tripods aren’t allowed, and I hadn’t one with me, anyway...), and the result was much too dark. With iPhoto, adjusting brightness and contrast, I got a nice result, however. I had a 20x20 cm print made and, miraculously, it appeared to be much sharper than I deserved...


15 Jul 2007 3 324
Everybody’s talking about saving energy ... so why are there so few street lamps you can turn on and off?


19 Jul 2007 1 346
Graveyard finds? I don’t know. The panel in the middle invokes God to “have mercy on their (our?) poor souls”.


15 Jul 2007 373
Entrance to the church. It was closed, and we didn’t dare to force our way into it (being discreetly notified –see the note– about the fate of trespassers).


15 Jul 2007 277
The pretty church of Jenhausen lies high on a hill, and can be seen from afar. It was closed when we tried to visit it; that’s not unusual.


15 Jul 2007 1 236
View from the Jenhausen church hill. Seeing this, you can perhaps imagine how it is to see the church from below...


15 Jul 2007 2 4 588
Inside the local church –I’ll have to look up the name. I hate to admit it, but I like this one...


20 Aug 2006 1 4 286
Bad taste? Sure! To turn dead animals into mythical Bavarian hybrids must be a taxidermist’s wet dream.

Forstenried Farm (Detail)

07 Oct 2007 2 5 290
Detail of this farm .

Forstenried Farm

07 Oct 2007 4 350
Forstenried once was a small village, with a church, an inn, and just a few farms. Very much like Icking, though so close to the expanding city of Munich that it was bound to lose its independence. The farms have all disappeared but one, and that one is abandoned, and will be gone soon, it seems.

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

07 Oct 2007 2 269
When the crucifix was being transported from Polling monastery to Seeon monastery, the cart halted at Forstenried, and six horses pulling and strong men pushing couldn’t move it any farther. A miracle! Never argue with miracles.

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

07 Oct 2007 2 785
And finally, we’re very close! Does Helena, on the right, look like an 80 years old mother of Constantine? No, she doesn’t. She rather looks like his sister, or wife...

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