MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – STREETS OF MUNICH – NEUHAUSER STRASSE – ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH

by Antonio Gil January. 11, 2021 395 views
Karlsplatz - During the summer, a large fountain operates in front of the Karlstor and in winter an open-air ice rink is installed there

Karlsplatz - During the summer, a large fountain operates in front of the Karlstor and in winter an open-air ice rink is installed there

Neuhauser strasse - is part of the first and largest pedestrian zone in Munich's Old Town

Neuhauser strasse - is part of the first and largest pedestrian zone in Munich's Old Town

St. Michael's church is a Jesuit church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps,

St. Michael's church is a Jesuit church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps,

The interior is a representation of the triumph of Roman Catholicism in Bavaria during the Counter-Reformation

The interior is a representation of the triumph of Roman Catholicism in Bavaria during the Counter-Reformation

Rieger organ enables a style-appropriate interpretation of a very broad spectrum of organ music,

Rieger organ enables a style-appropriate interpretation of a very broad spectrum of organ music,

♫♫ Peter Kofler plays - Alexandre Guilmant: Sonate Nr. 1, Opus 42 – Finale ♫♫

SONATA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE RAIN

I. I sit in my friend’s armchair,

waiting for her to get ready for church.

Pianissimo, the raindrops fall in quick, staccato rhythm

on the windows, the roof, and the pool.

I imagine the circles they make on the water.

expanding in echoes only angels can hear.

II. We drive through the valley’s empty green pastures,

to the old country church in Academy.

The raindrops run down the windshield

like notes connecting in smooth legato phrases

made by a piano’s pedal.

III. A fire crackles in the church’s ancient woodstove,

joining the outside rain in an animated duet.

Lead by the antique pump organ,

we stand to sing, becoming part

of their Christmas carol.

Published in Song of the San Joaquin, Winter 2018

Copyright © Jennifer Fenn

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Russell Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

#2 and #6 are my favorites from this series :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 3 months ago

Mine too. 😊 Thanks Russel, have a great weekend

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Piotr Buraczewski 3 months, 1 week ago

Very nice pictures, #6 in particular. I have been to Munich only once. What a beauty!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much Piotr

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 1 week ago

Classic Germany. Nicely captured

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 1 week ago

Indeed Peter. I have to say I loved Munich. Thank you

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

What a beautiful interior to this church, so much to capture. Btw the perspective you chose in #1is great, gives one the feeling of being right there with the rest of the people.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

I put the camera on the floor to take that picture 😊 Thanks for noticing it my friend.

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