Munich; Psychotic church clock; Buskers and dragons

With Oktoberfest over, Munich is littered with trash and broken glass, but under the garbage it was a nice enough city. We wandered and tooke care of a few errands, and had lunch at the food market in the centre of town. The only weird note was a truly hideous clock in the Marienplatz with jerky animated wooden figures and bells that badly needed tuning. It seemed that every time we walked through - and that was often, it’s the main square - it was on the hour and the bloody thing was clanging and twitching away. The church it lived in was a Rococo monstrosity, but it had some excellent dragon sculptures, so Sheryl was happy. I think she misses her geckos.

Munich’s other nice feature is its buskers - they were everywhere in the town centre. Of course there were the usual guitars, accordions and such, but we also saw a full string quartet and, if you can believe it, one man with a grand piano! Who busks with a piano? He was amazing to hear and he was very good, but I can’t imagine having the thing moved twice a day, the expense would be ruinous. I selfishly enjoyed it, though.


See the Photos for this Dispatch:

Chris Liberty - Dispatches from a Gentleman Adventurer
Being the internal dialog of a vagabond who chased his own tail across five continents for 4 years and 2 days from May 2008 to May 2012, in search of something that never really became clear.
This travelogue comprises 16,426 photographs and 402,515 words in 307 dispatches written from 335 places in 52 countries on 6 continents around the world.
Nine Years Ago Today:
Rotorua, New Zealand
Country #42
Destination #294
Don't like using the map? Navigate through continents, countries and locations using the tree below.
Thrill to the exploits of our infamous sidekick Spidey (a small gentleman adventurer himself) in photo-essay form in his very own gallery!
Contact via Email:Contact via Email
Follow on Twitter:Follow on Twitter
Locations feed:Locations feed
Dispatch feed:Dispatch feed
Photograph feed:Photo feed