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Posted by Jessica on Feb 14, 2011
Ten Photos from Munich, Germany

Prior to landing at the Munich airport, the pilot announced chilly conditions with a bit of rain on the ground. Even though we didn't have any umbrellas with us, we knew we'd still be heading out to explore the city for as long as we could during our 12-hour long layover on our way to South Africa. There are some things that even rain can't stop us from enjoying.

Luckily our determination to sightsee no matter the weather was rewarded. Although a few drops fell now and then, for the most part Munich was simply covered in a silky gray sky. The light was muted, but gorgeous nevertheless; and we found ourselves snapping photos like mad, so much so that we ran the battery out on our camera. Which, to be honest, might have been a good thing: sometimes it's nice to just let our eyes be cameras.

During our brief time in Munich, and later in Frankfurt, Tim and I found ourselves commenting to one another how very "German" Germany looked. I know that might sound silly, but some places match what you imagine they'll look like, and other places do not. But Germany did, and it was brilliant. And we're very much looking forward to the day we'll return again, rain or shine.

'We arrived in Munich's center square, Marienplatz, exactly at noon. As luck would have it, that's one of the few times during each day that the Glockenspiel clock (located around the center of the photo) rings on the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall).

'A winding narrow street in Munich, complete with red brick and green copper roofs

'A typical Munich street scene: gorgeous architecture and happy pedestrians

'One of the bell towers of Frauenkirche

'Marienplatz was busy with workers and tourists alike, all with the watchful Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) in the background

'We couldn't get enough of the view from the top of St. Peter's Church, it was absolutely stunning even with the cloudy skies

'A view of Theatinerkirche from down the street – the sun had just started to come out and the church glowed

'Some colorful graffiti we passed outside a school

'Inside the courtyard of the New City Hall

'The view of Marienplatz as seen from the top of St. Peter's Church

Susan Out To Sea
February 15, 2011 at 11:28am
beautiful photos as always!

hey, you guys have made the big time… my company's firewall seems to be blocking you now! i guess they think people here might be reading your blog instead of working?

they can't stop me though! it took me forever to figure out how to use a web proxy to get to your site today, but i did it. just look at the dedication you inspire!

February 15, 2011 at 11:54am
Thank you, Susan! We feel so honored – both by the fact that your company has blocked us, and because you were so dedicated to reading us. Yay! :)

(At my old job they blocked Hotmail among other things…which led me on a very frantic search one day for a new email provider I could still use at work. It's amazing how being told "you can't do that" really makes you want to do exactly that!)

Thanks again for the kind comment and for reading! :)

February 15, 2011 at 9:30pm
The views from the church tower look like postcards … but where are the pictures of you with the beer steins? :)
February 15, 2011 at 11:26pm

…but where are the pictures of you with the beer steins?…

Ahhhh! A very important question, good sir! I shall have to add a photo of us with the beer steins to our HWB Facebook page. I'll report back when it's up. :)

February 16, 2011 at 3:27am
Ditto on the steins. Old buildings are awesome.
I received and email from SN about a possible lunch or dinner date?
OOOOOOH, when?
February 16, 2011 at 9:29am

…I received and email from SN about a possible lunch or dinner date? OOOOOOH, when?…

Oh good! I was hoping she had mentioned it. Yay! :)

I've been coming down to Philly a bit more often when Tim goes into his office every few months. We're not sure the next time he'll be down just yet, but I'm guessing it'll be sometime in mid/late March? Or maybe early April? I'll definitely email you guys when we know for certain so we can set-up a rendezvous time. :)

*happy dance*

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