Saturday, March 10, 2007

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Architecture

Neues Rathaus München / Munich's New City Hall(Click photo for a larger image)

This is the Neues Rathaus München, Munich's New City Hall. "New" being a relative term, of course. It was built from 1867 - 1909 in the Flanders Gothic style; its facade, over 300 feet in length, features strikingly elaborate stone ornamentation. The city hall features a famous Carillon/Glockenspiel (below).

Glockenspiel at Munich's New City Hall(Click photo for a larger image)
This carillon was put into place in 1908. The figures of the carillon show elements of Munich'’s history. A joust is displayed in the upper part. This joust took place upon the marriage of Duke Wilhelm V. and Renata of Lothringen.

The lower part of the carillon shows one of Munich's famous dances, the “Schäfflertanz”. It was first performed during the plague (1515-1517) and since then it has been traditionally performed every 7th year in Munich.

To learn more about Munich's New City Hall, check out the following link:


37 comments:

Tanya said...

Nice picture! Have a lovely weekend!


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Connie said...

Oh my heavens I could never begin to match your wonderful photo...Now that is architecture.

Take care,
Connie
My photo is up.

coonie said...

Great picture

letha said...

I love Gothic architecture, it gives a building just the right look.

Terri said...

Wonderful European structure. Excellent choice for the theme.

Beckie said...

WOW! Those photos are super! I clicked on the larger version and its breath-taking! Thanks so much for coming by My Photo Blog. Have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

Yes, new is a relative term as my "new subdivision has me a drift in a sea of "Cape Cod" style homes that is nowhere near an ocean:)

Roman said...

Unbelievable!
I wish to have been there myself. I can only imagine what shots I would of taken up close to capture every detail.
A very very very nice entry.

H/H
Happy Hunting

Angelo said...

Beautiful photos Caylynn! I love old architecture, we don't have enough of that stuff in N. America. That building has great details, I wonder how expensive it would be to build something like that these days? I'm getting sick of all the glass and metal of the typical N.American city. Great choice, Happy Hunting!

Lazy Daisy said...

Oh Wow, I love the Gothic style. Very impressive building for sure!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely structure. Such a fascinating gothic style. Thanks for sharing the interesting background about it.

YellowRose said...

That is very cool!!!! Such detail! That is architecture!

Happy Saturday!

Lulu said...

Gorgeous picture! I feel like I've been on a vacation this morning looking at all of this beautiful photos. I hope that you enjoyed Paris in October. Had to have been better than Paris in cold February! Thanks for visiting my site!

LoveMyStarr said...

What a wonderful piece of history!

Linda said...

All of the great photos I've seen from Europe this week really make me want to take a vacation and check out some of these magnificent buildings! We have nothing like this in the United States that compares!

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

eph2810 said...

Don't you just love it :) - I miss it a lot. Not only the architecture, but also when sitting at a street cafe, you can look at all the wonderful buildings around you...

Thank you so much for sharing. You don't know what it means to me...

ribbiticus said...

wonderful photos! i've said it once and i'll say it again, gothic architecture is really fascinating! mine's up, too! ;)

pat said...

I love Gothic buildings - this one is great!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

I didn't see the castles, but the Rathaus I have seen !

Michelle said...

The building is beautiful but I would be intimidated walking up to it!

Barbara said...

You don't hear the word glockenspiel every day. This is beautiful. What an impressive piece of architecture. thanks for adding it to the hunt this week.

Teena said...

Wow! What an impressive building! I bet it would be an interesting place to tour.

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

eija said...

Ooohh, I've seen/heard the Glockenspiel! The square itself is pretty wonderful - at least on a sunny summer day :)

srp said...

That is the famous Glockenspiel that is often seen in the movies, isn't it? With Stephen performing quite often in Munich, perhaps I'll get to see it one day.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow this building it amazing. Great choice for The Hunt and thanks for including some history with it.

I posted a little late today.

Lissete said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pictures! Especially when I enlarged them!
Beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

Just gorgeous. I am always amazed at the detail of these older buildings!

Vader's Mom said...

Wow!

meeyauw said...

That is so beautiful. I had to look up glockenspiel because I thought I had known what it meant and I sort of did. So there is not necessarily a clock on it. There are so many symbols in the facade of the building. I think it could take a lifetime to know every detail of something so complex. Thank you!

Chateau said...

This doesn't look like a city hall at all! More like a cathedral or a castle to me. It's beautiful. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Incog & Nito said...

Great picture. The building is amazing. Happy weekend.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Um, Wow!

kailani said...

Talk about detail. That place is awesome. You can tell a lot of thought went into making it!

Larry said...

I just love to say the word "Glockenspiel" - makes me feel cosmop for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Claire said...

Oh thats a cool shot, i have been asked to go Munich this year for the beer festival. I am even more tempted to go now.

mar said...

Muenchen is such a beautiful city, great shots!!!
thanks for dropping by, I am busy catching up :)

A. said...

Such an impressive building, in some ways like a cathedral. I suppose it's the gothic architecture.

Sorry for the late comment, I've been travelling. Thanks for dropping by :)