Though we are back in Helsinki now, I had to share one more set of pictures from Munich because of my love for marble scupltures. In fact, one of my favorite places in the entire world is the sculpture room in the Louvre. I remember visiting it when I was about 16 or so and--while everyone else was flocking to the Mona Lisa--I spent my time in the museum sitting among the sculptures and watching the art students sketch them. For whatever reason, the experience was divine.
I think it might have something to do with the ambience and humanistic "worship" that a large space of sculptures evokes. It reminds me of The Fountainhead and the statue of the human spirit that Roark designed. Maybe this association is a bit off since it's been ten years since I last read the book (I read it in order to enter Ayn Rand Institute's scholarship contest and ended up winning a little bit of money in the process).
Either way, large rooms full of statues are so enjoyable that I can't help but share these pictures:
So, there you have it. That is the end of our Munich trip and it was a success despite the poor weather and traveling with a baby. Now, I am just going to enjoy being at home and the spring that is suddenly blooming in Helsinki.