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Photo Post: Cats of Munich

Last Friday, after months of saying, “Hey, I should ride into town with Roland some morning and use the U-Bahn to explore while he’s at work” I finally did. My destination was the Lenbachhaus, which owns the world’s largest collection of work by Der Blaue Reiter, a group of early-20th century painters who worked mostly in Bavaria.  I first encountered these artists in Milwaukee (Gabriele Münter was a particular favorite of donor Mrs. Harry L. Bradley).  The museum also houses some modern and contemporary German art.

Of course I got lost coming out of the U-Bahn, but it was a nice-enough day–not too hot–and I was lost in an interesting neighborhood with a camera.

Instead of torturing you with 112 photographs of walls, how about some of the cats I met?

Odeonsplatz.
Birds being jerks at the Odeonsplatz.
Guard lion at the Residenz changing clothes behind a screen.
Guard lion at the Residenz changing clothes behind a screen.
The Siegestor...but they look a lot like me and my cats, don't they?
The Siegestor…topped by a wonderful sculpture of myself and my cats.
A neighborhood vegan cafe.
A neighborhood vegan cafe.
Antique cat sculpture in an auction house.
Antique cat sculptures in the window of an auction house.
Katzengraffiti.
Katzengraffiti.
The King of the Jungle is not a coatrack!!
King of the Jungle, coat-rack, whatever. (!!)
Kandinsky, Das bunte Leben.
Kandinsky, Das bunte Leben (detail).
Katzenspielzeug, in the garden of the Lenbachhaus.
Katzenspielzeug, in the garden of the Lenbachhaus.
Rowr!
And a lion. If I read the sign correctly, he was the only part of a palace at that location that survived WWII, so don’t mess with him.

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