Saturday Snapshots #58



 Play ball! – Oktoberfest rides, Munich 2004

When I first went to the Munich Oktoberfest, six years ago, I expected lots of beer, lots of drunk Australians and lots of lederhosen.  I got all of this in spades.  What I didn’t expect was how many of the Fest-goers were German locals, and that they would be wearing their dirndls and lederhosen with pride and not a trace of irony.  I didn’t expect the tents to be as insanely large as they are, and so very unlike any temporary structures I had ever seen.  And I didn’t expect the tents to be surrounded by the biggest fairgound I have ever seen, with everything from helter skelters to candy floss stands to ferris wheels to rollercoasters – in duplicate!  I also didn’t expect to love the Oktoberfest as much as I did.

By the time you read this, I will be in a  beer tent soaking up the atmosphere (and the beer!) at the Wies’n in Munich for the sixth time, and it won’t be the last.  Prost!

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  1. says

    Just this morning Grant and I were imagining you sitting in a beer tent – we were green with envy 😉 It’s on our joint bucket list.

  2. says

    Not a beer drinker myself I thought the Oktoberfest would all be lost on me BUT thank goodness I am a big meat eater because I treated myself to veal sausage and curryworst to be found almost eveywhere that you find beer!

  3. says

    Fantastic movement – all that blur – well shot! My bro was there when stationed w/ the army: beer, brat, and beautiful women, he still says.