Friday, July 13, 2012


The Alte Pinakothek is a few tram stops from the leafy north Munich suburb where we are staying.

Inside a restored severe exterior, fronted by a massive Henry Moore, with generous interiors and unexpected beautiful lighting,

are the city's (Ludwig's) 14th to 18th European paintings, a staggering collection of masterpieces in room after room after room.

Raphael (1483-1520) DIE MADONNA TEMPI (above) and DIE MADONNA  DELLA TENDA (below)

And nearby hangs the earliest known (teenage) Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) MARIA MIT DEM KINDE

And one needs years, not weeks, let alone days. It is quite draining, and the temptation is to try to embark on too much. But hopefully something is brushed, and absorbed

and you leave the better.

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