Monday, October 02, 2006

The Peter Bond Travels Films - Part 2

So after arriving in Munich, my friends Randi and Remi stayed at Marianne's with me. It was very fun to explore the city with them (after all, each of us we tour guides and worked at the Vancouver Lookout). Munich is a very nice city that I could see myself one day living in (the only problem is that I would need to learn german. It helps to know german is Germany!) At the end of our city tour, we went to the Haufbraugh House for a beer. Now beers in Germany are great and come in sizes much larger than those at home. The shops sell half-litters, but the beergartens sell full litter beers called Masses. Here is me with a mass:

The next day, we all pilled into the S-Ban and took a train to Neuschwanstein Castle.

Walt Disney visited this castle and was so inspired that he used it as the basis for the "Disney Castle" from Sleeping Beauty and Disney's Logo, and he also designed the castle in Disneyland after Neuschwanstein.

Not only did he use the design of the castle, he used the high admission price, the switchback line-up style, the immaculately clean site, the gift shop, and, most importantly, the idea that the tour ends in the giftshop. Neuschwanstein had them first! I did not see any mice though...



That night we wached The Sound of Music in preparation for the next day's travels. We boarded the train to Salzburg, Austria! And then were promptly kicked off, as we apparently had not payed enough to ride the fast train. So we took the slow train, arriving with plenty of time to wander through Salzburg and say hello to Mozart (who was born here and turns 250 this year! Congrats Mozart, happy birthday!)

We toured the castle, and got a fantastic view of the city.

On the 2 hour train back to Munich, I got bored and began experimenting with my new camera. I discovered a way to create ghostly photos to haunt the train. It became a wonderfully fun way to spend the time!

Peter's Ghost attacks Randi and Remi...

Remi's Ghost menaces Marianne and Randi...



On Friday, we did Oktoberfest. Here is a film of our time in one of the beer tents having a blast. For the record, I drank 5 masses...

More to come...

4 comments:

Kirstin said...

Where were your Leiderhosen?

Traumador said...

wish i could drink that much beer here :(

looks like your trip started off with a bang though...

hopefully "real life" is as much fun!

Anonymous said...

Yikes, you're having too much fun there!! And good grief, save some beer for the rest of us!

Marianne said...

Your documentary nicely captures the progressiveness, with which the insanity intensifies during a day at the oktoberfest. Too bad it didn't capture you doing backwards summersaults down the up-ramp at one of the rides. Now THAT was funny! :P

I must say, though: 5 mass, not bad for an Oktoberfest beginner ;)