Another Type of National Costume

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A slightly different costume I found at the Oktoberfest 2015, Munich, Germany,  I hate to say to it, but I have no idea what National Costume this is, shame on me, but I would love to know.  Anyway, this is the last photo, I have to get husband up now for his beer drinking trip🙂 Hope you have enjoyed them, wonder what I will find this year🙂

Manly Legs

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I’m just waiting for the allotted time to come round to wake husband up, to drive to Germany to drink beer🙂 so I thought I would post a few photos from last years Oktoberfest 2015 in Munich, Germany.  It is just wonderful place for taking photos🙂

Back To Germany To Drink Beer

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We are on our travels again tonight, back to Germany, this time to Munich to drink beer, well husband will, I will just be taking photos of anything that moves, oh and eating🙂  The above photo is from last year, in fact I haven’t even posted any of them yet…..where does the time go.  But this photo is quite rare, as these girls move so fast and image how heavy those glasses are, she was really lovely and stopped for one second for me.  Saturday we are doing Munich, which means every church I can find, small payment of having to watch my husband revert to his long lost youth of serious beer drinking🙂  On the way home on Monday, we are going to visit a castle or a cathedral that I keep seeing in the distance every time we drive through France, can’t wait to see what it is.  Just hope we have better weather than we had ten days ago, but as husband says, the weather in a beer tent is always sunny…..mmm !!!!

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A Visit to Our Lady of the Assumption, Landsberg on Lech, Bavaria, Germany

 

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Our Lady of the Assumption, Landsberg on Lech, Bavaria in Southern Germany, one of my favourite churches.  It is so totally different to churches that are in the surrounding countryside of where I live in the Fens on the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border in England.  But, this is what they would have looked like if our beautiful churches had been left in peace and not pulled to bits by Henry 8th and Oliver Cromwell.  This a Catholic parish church, but most of ours were when they were built, painted walls and highly coloured.  Of course this beautiful church has been restored since it was built in 1219, adding to over the years, the Romanesque church was followed by a larger Gothic church.  What I like is the Baroque ornamental plasterwork and then there are Rococo alters and plasterwork which were added after 1748.  There are wonderful sculptures and stained glass windows, but it is the great feeling of calm that floods you when you enter the building, it seems to wash over you, the building itself, not what is it, but the sheer light that steams in though the windows and the peace, even if it is full of people, there is still quietness.  This is really a post of how I feel about this church and how I see it through a lens of a camera.  Hope you enjoy the visit of 2016 as much as I did .

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The Church is situated more or less the centre of the old town, and it a little difficult to take complete photos as there are buildings close by.

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Some of the beautiful stained glass windows to be found inside the Church.

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The Baroque High Alter 1679 – 81

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