Rainy and Moody in Munich

March 28, 2018

Today was a really lazy day. Mike and I were both exhausted after getting back from Berlin last night, so we slept in and took it easy today. After brunch, we took a stroll through Olympiapark and visited the BMW Museum.

Camera Configuration: Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 WR lens.

It was a gloomy day, so I decided to shoot in black and white.

Munich’s Olympiapark was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Now it’s used for social events such as concerts and worship services.

Even though the weather was slightly drizzly today, there were a lot of people out and about. It’s nice to walk around in an open space like this. There aren’t too many large open spaces in Asian cities.

This area reminded me of Boston Common. Back in my university days, I used to go sit on the benches by the water and listen to music all the time.

I met a new friend today. I decided to name him Oswald.

It looks like someone tried to dispose of a large kraken.

In a previous post, I said the Nissan GT-R was my dream car. Well, the BMW M2 is my other dream car — a much more realistic one too.

Here are a few more shots from BMW World.

I love shooting this kind of architecture in black and white. The large windows really accentuate the contrast of monochromatic photography.

Here are a few shots from the BMW Museum. We didn’t stay in there too long because it felt like the room had zero ventilation.

After not being able to breathe in the BMW Museum, we were craving a refreshing juice. I really wanted a fresh watermelon juice, so I stupidly Googled “best water melon juice in Munich”. As you can imagine, there were zero relevant results. After a few more searches, we found a well rated smoothie place in Marienplatz called Minimis.

On our way there, we saw a Tibet demonstration in the square.

Am I the only one with an irrational fear of antique shops?

The smoothie menu at Minimis. We chose “Pink”. It was delicious.

On our way to Minimis, we saw a girl holding a Muji bag in the U-Bahn Station. Mike and I are both Muji fans, so we decided to go to there after getting a smoothie. Mike didn’t even know there was a location in Munich, so he was pretty excited to buy some fancy Japanese stationary.

These next two photos were taken an hour after we saw the girl in the U-Bahn Station. You see that girl in the background? SAME GIRL. Was she following us? Why is she staring at me? After what happened in Berlin, I’m paranoid.

Just another day at work…

This guy is a pro-tographer. You can tell because he’s trying to take a picture of the building before it runs away. Truly a seasoned professional.

Last photo of the day taken outside Muji…

That’s it for today. I just wanted to share a few photos and share the tale of the mysterious Muji girl. My family will be arriving in Munich tomorrow, so I need to spend some time planning a fun and interesting itinerary.

Good night from Munich!


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