Camino Doors again

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If you’ve been reading my posts lately, you know that I did the Swiss Way of St. James in April. Now I’m going to show some of the doors I saw on the way.

Abbey Payerne
Abbey Payerne
In a garden
Where Audrey Hepburn married Morges Lake Geneva
Nyon Castle Lake Geneva
Shelter on the Camino

I was inspired to take these photos by Dan Antion’s terrific Thursday Doors Challenge. Thank you, Dan!

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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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Monastry and Church Doors

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Last week I posted Bavarian pub doors. Now, I am going to make up for it by showing entrances to Christian places of worship, i.e. to monasteries and churches.

Collegiate Church St. Anna Munich
Templar Monastery Munich
Rüeggisberg Monastery Switzerland
Bachkovo Monastery Bulgaria
Rila Monastery Bulgaria
Church St. Antoni Switzerland
„Ähndl“ Church Murnau Bavaria
Basilika Gößweinstein Bavaria

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Monastery Doors in Benediktbeuern/Bavaria

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In the beginning of February when we finally had some nice and sunny days I visited Benediktbeuern Monastry and went for a circular hike through the Loisach-Kochelsee wetlands. At the monastery I saw some beautiful gates and doors.

Benediktbeuern Monastery is a former Benedictine abbey near Lake Kochel in Bavaria/Germany. Buron/Benediktbeuern Monastery was probably founded as early as 725/728 by Charles Martell as a secular base and as a guard and control station in front of the Kesselberg at a tactically favorable location on the road to Rome.
Between 1669 and 1679, the present baroque form of the monastery complex was created and the monastery church of St. Benedict was rebuilt from 1672.
The monastery was dissolved in 1803 in the course of secularisation. Since 1930, the Salesians of Don Bosco have again used the buildings as a branch of a religious community. Today, around 35 Salesians of Don Bosco live and work there.
Source: Wikipedia

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