An Austrian friend of ours tells us the Alps are warmer than usual–the weather isn’t ‘normal’ he says. He is a lover of nature, and a long-time hiker in Tirol, but I’m not sure he would even remember the last time weather was ‘normal.’
Two hours north though, here in Munich, there is a crisp flavor to the air. For most of this evening the city was enveloped in a dense fog. One could taste the freshness in the cold.
With an interview in the late morning, and another later in the afternoon, I decided to walk the city. I have found I gather a feel for a city by walking its streets. I see what people look like as they pump gas, or buy a paper. By seeing how folks truly live, I can better understand this place.
In walking along a river bank, and venturing into the city center before heading back to my hotel, I started to snap photos in a perfect mid-day light. Just as the air tastes fresher when it’s cold, so do pictures seem clearer when taken in the chill of late autumn or winter.