Moving Forward in Munich

Moving Forward in Munich

All these photos were taken in the fascinating state of Bavaria.

I looked forward to our trip to Munich for a long time because I’ve always taken an interest in history, especially the Second World War. This city was the birthplace and capital of the Nazi Movement. I found it interesting to see the places where Nazi flags once hung (which I have pictured below), and to see places where events were planned that changed history forever.
But, that is the past. “The Walking Man” statue pictured below symbolizes moving forward.

My friend and I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Munich. But we definitely made time to get beers at the original Hofbräuhaus!

The beer maids are so strong, they carry 10 of those big glasses pictured on the left at one time! All day!

I bet it is absolutely crazy during Oktoberfest.

I’ll have to check it out one day =)

 

Taken in front of the Feldherrnhalle in 1935

Taken in Marienplatz in front of the New Town Hall, 1929.

Amsterdam XXX

Amsterdam XXX

I miss Europe already, but I’m so thankful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family! I’ll be in West Texas celebrating at my grandparents house, I’m excited to see everyone and to stuff my face with tons of yummy food!

The first six photos were taken in small town in Germany where my friend took me visit a small castle. It was beautiful, quiet, and the colors were stunning!

The second half are photos taken in Amsterdam. I really enjoyed my short trip in Amsterdam. I will definitely go back again one day. These were taken a few days before Halloween. Some booths at the fair (pictured below)  had a Halloween theme, plus they had a guy dressed up in a creepy costume and mask running around who kept sneaking up behind me and scaring me! We were lucky to be there on such a nice sunny day, but I really didn’t get to see as much as I wanted to.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday! Be careful, the Holiday Crazies are out.

Twilight in Berlin

Twilight in Berlin

This will be my last post from Europe because I’m going back home to the states tomorrow for Thanksgiving! I’m really going to miss it here, but it’s going to be nice to get a break from this frigid cold!

I was lucky to be at the Berlin premiere of the Breaking Dawn part 2 movie last night. Lucky, because I’m a fan of the Twilight series. I’ve read and enjoyed all the books and movies. I’m not a Twihard. Many Twihards here in Berlin started to line up for the premiere at 6pm the day before in the freeeezing cold! One Twihard even admitted that she attended the other Breaking Dawn premieres in London and Madrid. Unfortunately at one point, security came to move some guard rails because they said there were too many people between them. They kicked out a bunch of girls that were waiting there for hours. I watched as they scrambled around, tears streaming down their faces as they looked for a new spot.

I apologize these photos are a bit blurry and noisy. It was very challenging to capture them. Many fans brought little ladders and beer crates to stand on. My wonderful friend carried me on his shoulders and I was able to take these.  Event photography is definitely not my thing, but this was a great expierence that I’ll never forget!

I’ll be able to update a lot easier and faster when I’m home. See ya’ll back in the states!