Friday, August 5, 2011

Hello from Munich

(Mailed by Catherine, posted by Arta)

Dear All,

Here are a few photos from Munich.

1. The kids at Neuschwanstein (the castle is seen in the distance).  

We are standing on a suspension bridge overlooking the castle.

2.  The train ride back from Neuschwanstein.

Neuschwansteing Castle

... a little tired ...
The kids were a little tired after climbing the mountain to get to the castle.
3.  Cuvillies Theatre.

Rocco Style Theatre

This is a photo inside the amazing Rococo style theatre in Munich.  

We heard a live horn concert there on Thursday night.  

Ten french horns.  

Quite exciting.  

At one point, two of the horn players switched to the Alpine Horns and played a duet.  

(The photo isn't the best, as it is trying to capture the horns as they are being carried off the stage.   

4. A sculpture memorial at Dachau, the infamous concentration camp.  

The sculpture represents the barb-wired fence around the camp, and the twisted bodies of the prisoners, many of whom either jumped into the electric wires in an effort to escape or to end their suffering.  

Quite sobering.  

Also a photo of the words at the entrance to the concentration camp.  

"Works makes one free".



  1. Hi Jarvis family,

    Love the photos!

    While you were listenings to horns in Munich, we were listening to horns (trombones that is) on Annis Bay. Okay, I wasn't actually at the concert at Greg and Wyona's house. I just called for information during it, and got to hear the brass ensemble in the background. Quite wonderful.

    The concentration camp sculpture is a sobering reminder, indeed, of the terrible outcomes of hate. I just finished reading "The Book of Negos", the 1999 Canada Reads by Lawrence Hill. It chronicles another human atrocity -- the slave trades in the late 18th century. The narrator is a woman who was abducted from a small village in Africa, sold as a slave in American, evacuated to Nova Scotia, returns to Africa, and then documents her story in London. The illustrated version we found at the library has photos of artifacts and reproductions of paintings that tie the fiction to the historical realities of that time. A sobering, compelling, inspiring read.

  2. Duncan and I loved the photos too! Sounds like an amazing trip! ... and on Bonnie's comment... The Book of Negros was written by Lawrence Hill, who is the father of Dan Hill (the musician... whose classic song "Sometimes When We Touch" still resonates in the corridors of my soul!) :-)