I have published over ten posts on the city of München (Munich) in Bavaria. It is a beautiful vibrant and historic city. It is the location of many historic events and has wonderful buildings, churches and has the largest Glockenspiel in the world. Here are some outtakes from our most recent trip.
The first time we were in München was only for two days and one of those days was spent at Neuschwanstein Castle and the rest of the time it rained. We saw little of the city. This time we were there for five days and took the trams and subways all over the city. It is really a wonderful city. It is filled with history, wonderful museums and sites, great food and the maybe best beer in the world.
We spent some times in neighborhoods outside the tourist center. We visited some coffee shops,food markets and even a laundry mat. I think of it as a workingman’s city but that said it had great public building,parks and musuems and even a palace or two.
A typical street outside of the main tourist center.
I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of new images of only digital photography. Right now I am focusing on images that are scenic in nature. This is Schloss Schwangau located in the Bavarian town of Schwangau as seen from the balcony of Neuschwanstein.
I have been editing old european images in preparation for my next visit to Europe in October. I have published a number of shots of Neuschwanstein but only the front,back and interiors of the castle and views from the castle. This is the side of the castle as seen from the village. It is undoubtedly this view that caught the imagination of Disney. This is the right side of the castle as seen from the main street in Schwangau.
Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria on the mountain behind Schwangau Village. It is the castle that is frequently called “Cinderella’s castle” because Disney used it as a model for their movie fantasy. The reality is not like Cinderella at all. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria who is known as Mad Ludwig. He lived in the castle only a short time before he was dethroned and sent to a sanatarium where he died mysteriously in a struggle with his therapist.
The fortress Schwangau is mentioned in historical records dating from the 12th Century. It stood high up on a rock on the site of the present 19th-century Neuschwanstein castle. Hohenschwangau castle was first mentioned in 1397 and stands on a hill below Neuschwanstein. This photograph of Hohenschwangau was taken from the balcony in the front of Neuschwanstein. The original was taken in the summer of 2011. I recently edited the image using tools from the Nik Collection and found the edited version to be outstanding. You can compare the two below. Let me know which one you like better.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany is the castle that Disney models for the centerpiece of their amusement parks. It is sometimes called the Fairytale castle although the life of the creator, Ludwig II was anything but a fairytale. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial site by clicking here.