[Photo Journal] Marienplatz in Munich

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Myra here.

We are excited to share photographs every Tuesday about our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Marienplatz in Munich

According to WikipediaMarienplatz (en: Mary’s Square, i.e. St. Mary, Our Lady’s Square) is a central square in the city centre of Munich, Germany. It has been the city’s main square since 1158.

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In the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in this city square. 

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Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. 

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The Glockenspiel in the tower of the new city hall was inspired by these tournaments, and draws millions of tourists a year.

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A Feast of Gargoyles

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Clearly, I have fallen in love with Munchen. I will definitely be back.

Welcoming Women in Marienplatz

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