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One of the must sees of Munich is the Glockenspeil.

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It’s pretty impressive.  And a bit silly at the same time.  Think about it.  There’s a large building, essentially the town hall and they threw a large clock with working figures on the front of it.

Anyway, if you aren’t sure where you are, just look for the huge crowds taking selfies in front of the building – when you find that, you know you’ve arrived.

At any rate, the building itself is impressive.  The detail in the artwork on the front of the building is quite detailed.  I’ll take a moment to highlight a few of these pieces.

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above the doorway

You pass under this as you go through the entrance way to the inner terrace.  There’s a lot of symbolism there.

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statues, statues, everywhere

All across the face of the building there are statues standing guard over the square.  Or in the case of the statue in the upper left hand corner of the picture, sitting and watching.

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And of course, there is the obligatory statue of a guy on a horse.  It’s someone who militarily vanquished the enemy at the time.  Because, you know, that’s what humanity has been doing to one another for a really long time.  We’ve gotten pretty good at that – hence the needs for all the statues of a guy on a horse.