2.13.2008

An Attempt to Recap

I've been struggling a bit in writing a post that adequately sums up my time in Munich. It was such a whirlwind trip that the details are a bit of a blur -- like a dream with a few especially lucid moments and happy accidents thrown in.

Overall Munich is an inspiring and intensely lovely city but with a bit of a serious undercurrent that, for me, intensified its charm. Because I did very little pre-planning in terms of where I would go and what I would see, my most memorable experiences were the result of stumbling upon interesting shops or activities.

My best "find" (besides the bookstore) occurred on my final evening in the city, when attempting to escape the chill and the incredibly crowded street (I later realized the NATO Security Conference was taking place in town), I ducked into a Mark Rothko retrospective.

It was pure magic to go from the grey skies outside into a room full of literally larger than life color....

Some other sights that delighted me.




8 comments:

Uncle Beefy said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time in Munich, Joslyn. :) Would love to go myself.

I rarely do much pre-planning before I travel either. When I went to Paris last March I didn't plan anything and just let the city unfold itself. I missed some major landmarks, sure, but I think I had a lovelier time for it.

Kim said...

Rothko! I am really jealous now...

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, these photos are great and make me want to travel! like you, i love stumbling into little stores and just wandering around a city....xo welcome home

lynne said...

Oh, what a treat to see Rothko in Munich. I bet that was fantastic.

Sounds like such an amazing trip!!

karey m. said...

this is our mode of travel, too...seeing locales as a chill local first...frantic tourist the day before we leave!

Stephanie said...

LOVE Mark Rothko. Ever been to his chapel in Houston? Interesting. Anyway, the retrospective was undoubtedly fantastic. I'm jealous!

Joslyn said...

Stephanie -- i have never been to the chapel in houston...but after the retrospective, i'm dying to go.

Emily said...

If only I had known you were coming... but it looks like you had a great visit without the help of a local.