Munich: U-bahn

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Throughout my trip to Germany last month, I had in mind the challenge of taking 1 very good picture which I would hang on walls for every city I visited (surprisingly difficult!). So, here’s the one in Munich (I’ve included the 2nd/3rd choice below):

SOS man
S O S   M A N


O R A N G E   I S   T H E   N E W   B LA C K (reflected)
Colour of Shadow
C O L O U R   O F   S I L E N C E

93 thoughts on “Munich: U-bahn

    1. Haha thanks, I liked the first one because I spotted a person in it, which is sort of my thing. But yes, the second one is more impressive otherwise.

  1. It is most fascinating to me because it simply demonstrates the process wherein my visual system uses pattern to create three dimensions out of two. The delighto the two dimensional design fights with the actuality of three dimensions.

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    1. Thanks.
      Nope I’m a physicist and I don’t believe in imposing my haphazard explanations onto my pictures as they should speak for themselves. But, this being WordPress and not Instagram, sometimes people tell me the things they see in these posts which I find absolutely fascinating, so much more than if I simply wrote about it.

  4. I love your photos!! I can hardly recognize the place though I walked through it numerous times back when I was exchanging in Munich. It is amazing how you turn simple, everyday things into such artistic displays!

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    1. Far too kind!
      I’ve always thought it’s very difficult to read deeper into architectural photography (is there even a point?), so one of the things I find useful is to think abstractly (in terms of geometry, shapes and spaces). Street photography achieves similar goals but usually with a human subject, so I guess that is more immediately relatable. However, it doesn’t hurt to put yourself into the shoes of the architect and see if you see what he/she imagines. And since there isn’t a right answer (which is relaxing for me, being a mathematician by training), the sky is literally your limit. But don’t be put off if you still can’t see anything (as maybe in this post), perhaps some pictures just don’t speak to you no matter how “good” it is perceived by others, and that is absolutely fine. Simply move to another picture and see if you like that one instead..

    1. I’ve lived in London for more than a decade and I’ve never been on the London Eye, sometimes it takes being a tourist to see your own city :)

    1. Thanks! :)
      Oh no, they are fully-functioning metro stations, particularly, the Orange one was taken at Marienplatz, the city centre of Munich, so the very opposite of abandoned. Hence, I had to be patient and wait a few minutes for a lull and very quickly took a snap when it becomes empty of 30 seconds in between trains.

  6. ‘Orange is the new black’ has a 2001: A Space Odyssey quality, very cool. Good eye, you!
    I lived near Stuttgart for the last nine months with my family. I’m missing this time of year there, the Canstatter Volksfest kills, much better than the Munich version for my tastes. Cheers, Bill

    1. Thanks!
      I stopped at Stuttgart for a few hours on my way to Munich and visited the library (which is so Escher-esq it’s unreal) and the Mercedes museum. It’s definitely a brilliant place to live, full of fantastic architecture.

  7. These photo’s are fantastic; the colour in the first is so vivid and retro. But, my favourite is the last; it’s so physically dense and present, the scene practically exists as a being – really, wicked!

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