Another Year Older + New Adventures

My birthday was yesterday, and it was a pretty spectacular one. We trained from Vienna to Munich at 5 in the morning  (!!!), and got there by about 10. So, we had most of the day to navigate Munich. It was pretty stressful at times, given that none of us had been there and we didn’t really know where we were going. Also, it was raining. Which was so lovely and my favourite weather. It’s like they knew I was coming.

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We spent the day in Munich, which is a lovely city (even when it’s pouring and you’ve forgotten your umbrella).

It was my birthday, so naturally I drag everyone to an art museum in Germany. I knew from the beginning that I had to go to the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery). There are actually three Pinakotheks in Munich, the Neue (new), Alte (old), and the Modern. As much as I love Renaissance (hmmm maybe not love), and Modern (yes) art, the Neue Pinakothek was the one with the most works on my art bucket list (which I’ve crossed a lot off of on this trip). Plus, I knew I couldn’t get away with dragging my family into more than one art museum in one afternoon.

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Turner, von Hess, Delacroix, Millet, Cezanne, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Gauguin, Klimt, Schiele, and yes more van Gogh. I was an extremely happy person.

And since we’d been up since 4 in the morning, coffee was much needed by this point in the day. So after walking around for a surprising amount of time without seeing any coffee shops, we finally found one and ducked inside out of the rain. I got one of the best cups of coffee in my life, and some apple cake (which is far superior to birthday cake, trust me).

 

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And of course, we found our way into the city center and old town.

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Rathaus (town hall)
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Glockenspiel clock on Rathaus 

 

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All in all, it was a pretty great day full of new adventures. I can’t wait to see what another year of life will bring, and what other new adventures I’ll be having.

 

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