Like most good things, it started with a glass of wine and talk about art. I was invited to the studio of a very talented Polish artist, Katharina Goldyn, for an exhibit and a chance to meet other artists in Munich. The night was a mix of art, music, literature, and lots of wine. I got a chance to talk to a few artists, one of whom used to live in Texas, and invited me and two friends to his trailer the following day to "drink red wine, smoke cigars, and talk art."
A collection of photos from the last two weeks: A visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau (two very beautiful castles in the winter time), making homemade gnocci (a tradition since my stay in Rome) and Chardonnay to go with it. A nighttime Fleamarket, a visit to the Hofbräuhaus for Deutsches Bier, admiring artwork at the Brandhorst Museum (a must see if you're in Munich), and a walk in the English Garden. Now it's back to classes and all the work that goes with it. It has been unusually warm lately.. all the snow has melted and people are losing the winter jackets and eating outside. We can only hope for an early spring! xx
My best friend came to visit me from America and after we'd spent a week exploring Munich, we decided it was time for a change of scenery so we took a train down to Salzburg. We walked around the city, toured Mozart's birth house, and ended the night at a local brewery. One of the things I love most about Germany is that five Euros and a two hour train ride can get you to a completely different country..
Silvester in Munich! This year included a potluck style feast, watching fireworks from the 20th floor, a champagne toast, and melting lead shapes over candles (a German New Years game that's supposed to predict your future.)