Saturday Snapshots #58

by Jeanne on October 3, 2009

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - Germany

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 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!

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.

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Gill October 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

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.

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Fiyola October 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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!

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Manggy October 4, 2009 at 2:27 am

Prost!
Look at that- it spins faster than any spectator moves! They must be mesmerized. Have fun!

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Pablo (yo) October 5, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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Thanks,
Pablo from Argentina

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Susan October 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm

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

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Bordeaux October 8, 2009 at 7:30 am

Neat picture!

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Gena October 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Such an amazing picture – wow like you photos very much …..

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