Thursday, October 27, 2011

Munich Mounties


Munich's charm kind of crept up on us.  We spotted these mounted police in Munich's old town. What is it about horses that make cities seem more liveable?

And we kept getting glimpses of Munich residents enjoying life:  We had dined the night before at a large beer hall, where our group was lead through the festive dining room up a winding central stair to the second floor.  The night was mild and the windows were open onto the street.  Midway through our hearty dinner we heard some kind of celebration outside.  We leaned out the windows to see a stream of hundreds of cyclists, with a police car escort bringing up the rear, lights flashing.  Our guide told us that this ride is a popular weekly event for the locals. What a great way to enjoy the city and build community!

- Linda

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