Larry's DATE 2008 Trip (7)
The above unfortunately blurry picture is of
the subway station Sendlinger Tor where I got off near my hotel.
It took me a while to figure out how to buy a subway ticket when I got
to Munich, because everything was in German, which is odd since
should be expected to be trying to take the subway. There is a
to get an English translation on the subway ticket machine, but that's
hard to figure out too.
The above picture is of the subway map. The
convention center is at Messestradt West, at the right edge of the map
on the thick red line, the U2 line. I took this west, to the left, to
Sendlinger Tor, the big
station after the thick red line crosses the river, to get to my hotel.
Above that on the
map is Karlsplatz, where I got the train to the airport on S8 to the
right and up or S1 to the left and up. The airport is to the
north, off the map, indicated by the airplane symbols on the map. I
never saw Bono on the subway, but I did see what must be undercover
transit cops. On two occasions a person jumped up while the train was
announced something in German and everyone reached for their train
tickets or passes.
The picture above is along the walk from
the subway station to my hotel, which is on the road to the
left. Just behind the hotel, on the next street, is
Allerheiligenkirche (All Saints Church). The church tower is in the
middle of this picture. I got home near sunset
so there are already lights on in the shops on the first floors of the
The picture above is of a manhole cover in
front of a fruit stand. In the middle of the manhole cover is the image
of a monk,
with his arms up and his robes draped off his arms. You ask: Why
is there a monk on a manhole cover? Because that is the symbol of