Doors of the Munich Police Headquarters

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The Polizeipräsidium München (Munich Police Department) is part of the Bavarian State Police. It consists of 7,100 officers. The main building is located at Ettstraße 2–4 in the Munich old town. The edifice building was erected in 1914 according to plans by Theodor Fischer.
Source: Wikipedia and Reclams Städteführer München.

And it features magnificent doors. However most citizens would rather not step through …

This is for Dan Antions fun Thursday Doors Challenge. Thank you, Dan for hosting !

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Frühling im Botanischen Garten München

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In der letzten Woche besuchte ich den Botanischen Garten an einem sonnigen Nachmittag bei angenehm warmenTemperaturen. Schon seit langem wollte ich diesen Ausflug im Frühjahr unternehmen. Nun wollte ich das Fotografieren mit dem Bokeh Effekt üben (Hier seht ihr meine Ergebnisse.), mich aber auch über die lange erwartete Frühlingsblüte freuen.

Der Botanische Garten befindet sich im Stadtteil Nymphenburg, das im Westen von München liegt. Da ich ganz im Osten der Stadt wohne, brauche ich mit Öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln eine Stunde, um dorthin zu kommen. Wegen Corona zögerte ich wieder eine Weile. Bald werde ich allerdings in die Schweiz reisen, um den Jakobsweg fortzusetzen (Es geht wieder los). Die fünfstündige Zugfahrt dauert sehr viel länger, also dachte ich mir, dass ich mich auch in den Westen meiner Heimatstadt trauen könne.

Nach dem Betreten des Botanischen Gartens ging ich in den sog. Schmuckhof, wo wunderbar farbenfrohe Blumenbeete angelegt worden waren.

Nach einer ausgiebigen Fotorunde besuchte ich das Gartencafé, wo ich es mir bei einem Haferl (einer großen Tasse) Kaffee und einem Stück Himbeer-Schmand-Torte gut gehen ließ.

Gestärkt schlenderte ich weiter durch den Park, vorbei an leise rauschenden Bambussträuchern und blühenden Büschen und Bäumen. Dabei entdeckte ich den großen Rosengarten und nahm mir vor, während der Rosenblüte in den Botanischen Garten zurückzukehren.

Leider ist der Ausgang, der direkt in den Park des Schlosses Nymphenburg führt, seit Corona gesperrt. Es hätte mir gefallen, dort noch kurz vorbei zu gehen.

Meine Runde durch die Gewächshäuser fiel sehr kurz aus. Es war viel zu heiß und ich empfand das (natürlich notwendige) Maskentragen als sehr unangenehm. Ich hoffe, dass es im nächsten Februar wieder eine Ausstellung mit tropischen Schmetterlingen gibt (zuletzt im Jahr 2020). Im Winter macht der Besuch von Gewächshäusern einfach mehr Spaß.

Im Münchner Botanischen Garten hatte es mir sehr gut gefallen. Ein bisschen müde, aber voller schöner Eindrücke kehrte ich nach Hause zurück.

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Doors of the Munich Museum Quarter #2

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Last week I already reported on my Doorscursion at the Munich Kunstareal.
But there were more interesting and beautiful museum doors to see.
On my further walk, I passed by the NS Documentation Center. Once again, I resolved to visit this museum soon.

Then I walked across Königsplatz past the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (collections of antiquities from Greece, Etruria and Rome) and the Glyptothek, where the sculpture collection is located.

In the nearby Lenbachhaus I had a happy reunion with the famous paintings of the Blaue Reiter. Again I bought an annual ticket. Hopefully, this will encourage me to visit the Lenbachhaus more often. However, at 10 euros, the ticket for pensioners is not expensive …

Now, I was ready for a break at my favourite coffee spot, the café in the Glyptothek. As always, there was delicious cake and the best cappuccino in Munich. Unfortunately, it was already late, so I couldn’t stay seated for long before the café closed.

When I returned home I decided to come back soon, not only for the Museums but also for the Café Glyptothek.

This is for Dan Antion’s wonderful Thursday Doors challenge. Thank you for hosting!

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„Bokeh“ from the Munich Botanical Garden

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Two days ago, I went on an excursion to the Munich Botanical Garden for two reasons. I wanted to see the spring flower beds und the budding vegetation. But I also planned to try out Bokeh Photography.

Thank you Sofia from „photographias“ for the great and challenging „Lensartists“ topic. From the excellent photos and informative commentaries of the participants I learnt so much. And then I just had to try …

Always looking forward to your feedback. Please feel free to tell me how I can improve the photos and especially the Bokeh Effect.

In a few days I am going to send another post about the Botanical Garden to show the colorful flowers and the relaxing atmosphere.

Doors of the Munich Museum Quarter

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Yesterday, I went on a Doorscursion in the Munich Kunstareal, the museum quarter. It is easily accessed by a short walk from the city center, by street car or subway. It is one of my favorite areas in Munich. The museums are within walking distance. You can visit one museum with world-famous art worksand then stroll over to the next. As long as you feel like it …

In the Kunstareal you will find, among others, the Alte Pinakothek (collection of Old Master paintings), the Neue Pinakothek (focus on European Art of the 18th and 19th centuries), the Pinakothek der Moderne (Modern Art of the 20th century) and the Museum Brandhorst (comprehensive Modern Art collections, f.ex 100 works of Andy Warhol and more than 60 works of Cy Twombly).

Alte Pinakothek Munich with Sculpture by Henry Moore
Alte Pinakothek Munich
Alte Pinakothek Munich, seen from Pinakothek der Moderne, with Artwork by Eduardo Chillida
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich
Neue Pinakothek Munich (under renovation)
Museum Brandhorst Munich
Museum Brandhorst Munich

I walked past the Egyptian Museum and then continued to the Lenbachhaus (famous collection of works of the Blue Rider) and the Glyptothek (Greek and Roman Sculpture).

Museum of Eqyptian Art Munich

Door pictures of these two wonderful museums, I will show with a later post.

This is for Dan Antion’s marvelous Thursday Doors Challenge. Thank you Dan for hosting!

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CFFC – Not a cosy fire

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Since 1985, the Memorial to the Victims of Nazi Tyranny, a column with an eternal flame, by the sculptor Andreas Sobeck, has been located on the Square of the Victims of National Socialism in the old town of Munich.
Source: Wikipedia

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Art Nouveau Doors in Schwabing

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Schwabing is a district of Munich. At the turn of the 20th century, numerous Art Nouveau buildings were erected, especially in Schwabing. Around this time, Schwabing flourished as an artists‘ and bohemian quarter where many important literary figures and painters of the time lived and worked, including Erich Mühsam, Stefan George and Frank Wedekind, Paul Klee, Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky and Rainer Maria Rilke.
Source: Wikipedia

Nowadays Schwabing is largely gentrified. However, Munich is one of the strongholds of Art Nouveau in Germany and most of the surviving buildings are in Schwabing . But there are also beautiful edifices from the era to admire in the posh district of Bogenhausen.

After admiring Art Nouveau buildings in Bogenhausen and Schwabing in 2021, I went back to Schwabing this year on an, unfortunately very gloomy, January afternoon to see more buildings from the era.

Below I show the photos of the doors. Unfortunately, the entrances to the buildings were mostly parked up, but I tried to make the best of it. The first and the last door are from the Wilhelminian period but not Art Deco.

This is a contribution to Dan Antion’s Thursday Doors. Thanks Dan for hosting ! It’s good to be back to this fun challenge.

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