People always ask me if Munich is a beautiful city. I answer in the affirmative, but without giving it much thought, and nor do I recall in detail what the city is like.
Munich is a 20-minute train ride from my home town and I went to school there for a few years. We all know that when we see something nearly every day for a prolonged period of time, we stop paying attention to our surroundings, no matter how scenic they may be.
On Wednesday, I had arranged to meet up with a friend in Munich town centre. I got there a couple of hours early for a hot date with my favourite bookshop – imagine! six floors ramshackle full with my most favourite things in the world besides cakes – and also to snap a few pics for the blog.
The light that evening was perfect, and I re-discovered that Munich really is a very beautiful city.
(Bear in mind that I only had enough time to dart around within a 10-minute radius of the main square, the Marienplatz. There’s so much more to see….)
The other thing that struck me on my mini photo mission was just how colourful the city is. The golden light of the setting sun augmented the effect.