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Only some text, and more of my pictures, taken during our wonderful trip to Linderhof and Neuschwannstein during my stay in Munich back this August.

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A farewell glimpse of Neuschwannstein from below
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... so a nice occasion to post some more photos!

These were taken on Friday, the first of August. Just after classes our teacher, Berthold, took us on a long walk along the river Isar to the south of the city - out of the city, actually. Surely, there was a visit to a Biergarten on that occasion! Even to two of them. One is famous for its live jazz music (unprecedented for a Biergarten!), the other, as we were told, hold for several years (for a decade, if I am not mistaken) the title of the best one in and around Munich. So - there was a little fall of rain, but during most time the sun was shining brightly, the river was radiating its rays, the wild rocky woods with beeches reminded me of my beloved Carpathians. And the beer was just as bitter and fresh as it should, and the cabbage and sausages and pretzle so delicious...

All photos can be clicked for larger size.

Many photos, some text )

Don't you dare thinking that there was but beer on this tour! We did see a very important historical building. Here is the very cottage which Ludwig I presented to his mistress Lola Montez for their secret meetings. A politically important cottage, then!
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It was great just to wander around the town. The streets are so narrow, so medieval, so romantic in one word! For example, here are two typical-sized streets and an edge of the house:

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The trip to Salzburg took place on my seventh day - or my first Saturday - in Munich. We took advantage of those "Bayern-tickets": you pay only 29 euro and five people at the same time can travel during 24 hours all around Bayern and Western Austria. I went with Tanya from St. Petersburg, a very nice girl - and Daria from Moscow, so the expenses of each were only 10 euro - absolutely amazing, for the trip to Munich airport costs the same!

We took city maps at Hauptbahnhof and went down to the city centre. In ten minutes we found that we've already left half of the map behind us:) - Salzburg is really very small. It was raining, but in less than an hour that was over.

Our first glimpse of Salzburg

MANY photos )
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Haven't posted entries for quite a while, and so much happened! This Saturday evening I'll be back to dearest Kyiv. And I haven't done so much I wanted to do!

So now - probably the best idea would be to tell quite in brief about every day's events since my last entry.

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I don't have much time or, more important, wish to write here - so I shall probably only tell a bit about places I've already visited.
So far... Biergärten in Englischer Garten and Hirschgarten (or had I already written about the latter?), Hofbräuhaus, Alte Pinakothek, - and "Mamma Mia" at the oldest Munich cinema. Also a Hungarian restaurant (they offered decent business-lunch with HUngarian dry wine) - and fancy, everybody there was speaking Hungarian! I understood so many words... for example, "meghalt" - I hope you know what it means?)) (it's from "Unstillbare Gier" - that's what finally occured to the girl in 1617). I hoped much that they were not using this word about their clientele;) I thanked them in Hungarian, and so on - and they were rather amazed.

I liked Alte Pinakothek pretty much. Especially those wonderful Flamish landscapes and French pastels. And - twice especially, if one can say that - portraits of noble people (or probably mere Bürger) of old.

Unfortunately I could found but one of these picture in the net. I assure you, there were much more Markgrafen and so on and so forth. Not all of them were actually to my liking, but those who were - so noble, so handsome, so clever, so self-assured... Just to imagine that all these people once lived and belonged to their age... I guess you will understand me.

And for you I have this painting. Some say that this can be Velázquez' self-portrait. If this man were fair-haired... then I could name him Ysidro:)
Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez
Young Spanish Gentleman


As for "Mamma Mia" - very nice, advise you all! All this singing and constant dancing and breathtaking landscapes...

As for today, I am visiting Glyptothek (a collection of Greek and Roman sculptures) - and a theatre in Gärtnerplatz, they are giving Verdi's "Die Räuber" (don't know the Italian title, but this is after a play by Schiller). Unfortunately there were no tickets left for "Die Meisternsingern von Nürnberg"! *weeps* - I wanted to visit this performance especially... Anyway, anything goes.
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So - I am now quite on my own in this marvellous city! I am here on a two-week German language course at Goethe-Institut, but that takes place only from half past eight to a quarter to one, and only five days a week, so I have so much free time!

I am placed in a Mädchen (for girls) guesthouse called Caritas Wohnheim, that's in Herzogspitalstraße, 7 - only some blocks from Marienplatz, the main Place in Munich. Goethe-Institut in Sonnenstraße, 25 is only in five minutes walk. I have a single room with all furniture one should need, but only a washbasin of all conveniences. However, it does have two mirrors! - after rereading Stoker's "Dracula" I was very anxious to check their presence. There's a kitchen in the corridor where I cook my hot porridge every morning. And even a commonly used fridge with - ah, that's so funny! - many deposit safes, as in bank. Fancy having a separate key for your safe in the fridge!

some paragraphs cut, for there's nothing but dreary descriptions of everything I've done )

And to finish: even before boarding the plane it occured to me that the song "Blut" which is now haunting me, as its performer himself would, can suit me so well! One should only sing "Deutschland" instead of "England" - and then I am also coming "Auf ins fremde Land, auf ins neue Land", "Ohne Wehmut und Reue"... and the lines "Wie ihre fremde Unbekannt bin ich mit Taten und mit Namen", "Hier begegnen die Leute mir mit Argwohn und Liest"! Really, the thought that I am a mysterieux personage from Eastern Europe makes me kinda intoxicated and euphoric.

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