Monday, May 31, 2010
Visiting Dachau concentration camp is a very solemn occasion and it’s something you’ll never ever forget. Unfortunately you won’t see the photos I took there or of the bikini-clad hookers chasing me. Why? Way back then (before the digital age) I was taking photos with a 35 mm camera and having the film developed into slides. In my storage I have several thousand slides which have yet to be sorted and scanned.
However, I do have current photos to show you. I’ll never forget leaving Dachau concentration camp and about a mile or two in the distance I could see some kind of palace or castle up on a hill. So, almost 20 years later I’m back to see what it was.
Dachau Palace was built in the 16th century as a residence for Bavarian dukes. Originally the palace was comprised of four wings but in the early 1700’s three of the wings were demolished because of the high cost of maintaining the place. So, what does the inside look like? Heck if I know because besides having to endure a day of rainy weather we showed up on a Monday—the one day of the week it’s closed.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Remember the famous Michael Jackson incident shown around the world with Michael dangling his baby outside a hotel window in Munich? Well, since Jackson’s death fanatical (looney) fans have taken over a statue (of someone else!) located in a small park in front of the hotel and made a shrine. The next several photos show some of the crap left there. Wouldn’t you be furious if that statue was of a family member of yours and was high jacked for use as a shrine to someone else? I sure would. Oh, and the statue is of who? Why it’s none other than King Ludwig II, who’s responsible for spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle being built---that’s the castle Walt Disney used as a model for the life-size one at Disneyland’s entrance.