Thursday, October 29, 2009

Paris and Munich ... Outstandingly beautiful, disciplined and clean

Hi, Welcome back .. Here is my first ever foreign trip. It was for 22 days to Germany. I was pretty lucky to get my first ever project from Germany.

Within Germany what you will observe is amazing cleanliness and discipline. Germans are best at it. Apart from that engineering and science is applied to fullest.

In Germany ,people are very warm in hospitality.They enjoy and respect what they do.I loved whatever I have seen of Germany.

Now what I can say about Paris?? The dream city for those who love art work, paintings, monuments and culture. You will enjoy more when you see the pics below .. Now enjoy the journey to Munich and Paris.

First we will see Paris .... You will love it ...

From L to R Saurabh,Vishal,Sandeep,Mohan and I. We were standing at Louvre museum Paris. Louvre — is the largest national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument.

Where Monalisa painting is Preserved !!!

Here I am the camera man and Rohit is standing in middle

What a fine pic ... All of the pics are taken by master photographer Rohit ... Thanks to him .. we can remember all this again ..

This is just few square inch artwork... amazing ???

This one too ...

Dining table of Napoleon the great .. Really gr8 one ...

Just one more brilliant artwork... They are at least thousand such ...

Very beautiful artwork captured beautifully... ;)

Picture in Picture ... You should get this one...

Glass work is terrific over all the windows ... Rather than terrific its legendary ..

Seriously every part ...every part of this museum is wondrous...

The multimillion crown everyone would dream to wear ....

Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created at some time between 130 and 100 BCE, it is believed to depict Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Nike of Samothrace,is a third century B.C. marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

London dreams , James Bond .. and lot more movies has this famous background ...

Open air double daker is just treat for tourists in Paris ...

Paris have electricity, wifi and many other things underground ... Well maintained .. You can view the documentary on Discovery to get fasinated with it ...

This is similar to green tunnel in J&K ... I loved this road...

Admiring one more building structure ...

Tourists get earbuds which give information of all the important places around the bus in different languages.... What good use of technology !!!!

Finally the wonder !!! Amazing,Astonishing,Huge,Beautiful such many adjectives fell short describing Eiffel Tower...

The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel, [tuʀ ɛfɛl]) is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris,[1] is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.

The tower stands at 324 m (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. It was the tallest structure in the world from its completion until 1930, when it was eclipsed by the Chrysler Building in New York City. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France, behind the Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004. And while the Eiffel Tower is a steel structure, and weighs approximately 10,000 tonnes, it actually has a relatively low density, weighing less than a cylinder of air occupying the same dimensions as the tower.

The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend either on stairs or lifts to the first and second levels. The walk to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is only accessible by lift. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants.

Finally everybody is tired of walking .. admiring .. watching .. so we decided to stop for few moments...

Night view of Eiffel tower is breath taking ..We couldn't able to stop us clicking it ...

Views from top (First floor of Eiffel tower) gives beautiful view of city ...

The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris, France that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the "Place de l'Étoile".[1] It is at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The triumphal arch honors those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I .

Limo's ... Wow ... Rohit's camera let us catch them easily ...

The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. In fact, in terms of area, its 86,400 square metres make it the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.

The Seine (French pronunciation: [la sɛn]) is a slow-flowing major river and commercial waterway within the regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie in France and famous as a romantic backdrop in photographs of Paris, France. It is also a tourist attraction, with excursion boats offering sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris. It terminates in the Bay of the Seine region of the English Channel and is navigable by ocean-going vessels for about ten percent of its length, as far as Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, while over sixty percent of its length, as far as Burgundy near the Swiss Alps, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating.

Boat ride is just what we missed ... :(

We are on France boarder eating French fries .. :)

Highways here truely represent highways .. They connect whole Europe very well .. We drove around 2500kms in 26 hours or so .... Mohan was driving one car while Saurabh other one...

We are at Bhupender's Friend's house in Colone .. It was our intermidate stay on the way to Paris ..

Now we start with museum in Munich .. it was huge museum covering most areas like engines,boats,ships,music and what not ...

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest museum of technology and science[1], with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as an initiative of Oskar von Miller.

The Uptown Munich building (German: Hochhaus Uptown München) in Munich with a height of 146 metres (480 ft) is currently the highest skyscraper of the city.

Munich features a wide and diverse array of modern architecture, although strict culturally-sensitive height limitations for buildings have limited the construction of skyscrapers to avoid a loss of views to the distant Bavarian Alps. Most high-rise buildings are clustered at the northern edge of Munich in the skyline, like the Hypo-Haus, the Arabella High-Rise Building, the Highlight Towers, Uptown Munich, Münchner Tor and the BMW Headquarters next to the Olympic Park.

The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany, is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Found in the area of Munich known as the "Oberwiesenfeld" ("upper meadow-field"), the Park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events such as events of worship.

The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, arguably the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre. It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich's most famous attractions. For two weeks, the Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents ("Bierzelte") and fairground attractions. The Oktoberfest was first held on 12 October 1810 in honour of the marriage of crown prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

Its coke ... They looked at me as a child when I ordered Coke... "No Coke here only Beer !!!"

Munich has also hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics and was one of the host cities for the 2006 Football World Cup which was not held in Munich's Olympic Stadium but in a new football specific stadium, the Allianz Arena.

Indians will be Indians ... JJJ

Cruising at 180 ..

I hope you have enjoyed the journey ... It was dream come true for me .... Singing off and waiting for your comments :)


Shridhar Purandare


(Information source : Wikipedia)
(photos : Rohit Tendulkar)


  1. Hi Shridhar,

    I appreciate the laid endeavour.

    You have great capability of expressing by means of writing your experiences.

    I had been reading all of your trecking experiences in India.

    This one was good too, hope to see some more on what you explored in India.


    Paresh Sahasrabudhe

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