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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

The Dawgs Travel Diary: The Dawgs take The Nashman for a Pre-Xmas Eve Walk

His Royal Orangeness Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit reminded The Nashman that sunset on the 24th is already Christmas in Bavaria and since Jesus' birthday bash is traditionally marked with lots of calories, the dawgs wisely suggested we burn some fats by walking some bits of Munich....

HRO Karl Willem getting to know one of the Rathaus habitues.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit then have a walkabout to Odeonsplatz, so named because there used to be a concert hall here called the Odeon.

The dawgs in front of the baroque Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan..also serving as a tomb to numerous members of the Wittlesbach royal house. At take not Ashley, royal titles are NO longer legal in Germany kaya yang Datu- datu ek-ek ng royal friend mo at pa- princess princess of Culiat ni Loren Legarda ek-ek ay walang epekt.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit and The Feldherrnhalle which is quite obviously similar to the one in Florence. That monument commemorates the Franco-German war of 1870.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit caressing a marble Bavarian Pussy.

As you can see, we have tamed the fierce Bavarian Pussies.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit horsing around at the gates of the Wittelsbach Residenz.

The Bavarians have pussy everywhere.

The Residenz is now a museum to be enjoyed by all and not just by dukes and kings.


HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit inspect The Emperor's Courtyard.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit then sauntered to the renaissance-style Hofgarten...

...to enjoy the sunset

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit then visit the Bayerische Staatskanzlei (the office of the Bavarian Prime Minister)

HRO Karl Willem poses with another Wittelsbach royal.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit then strolled over to one end of Maximilianstrasse to the Maxmonument which commemorates Maximilian II.

The four corners of the pedestal contain children holding the coats of arms of the Bavarian peoples while the larger seated figures represent the virtues.

HRO Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit remind you, dear reader, that this monument is in the middle of a rotunda and jaywalking is frowned upon in Germany.

Now, pop quiz for our bright readers. What is at the end of Maximilianstrasse, crossing the Maximilian bridge just after the Maxmonument? The Maximilianeum of course! The Maximilianeum is home to the Bavarian State Parliament.

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