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About two years ago I had a pleasure to revisit Munich. I have a huge sentiment for this city for many reasons. I was so happy to have a chance to go there again this time with my new lenses. Sadly there was a quite dense fog most of the time and my photos are far from interesting. I have picked one here trying to make advantage of the fog but I did not succeed. In the end I decided to enhance the contrast very much which also increased the saturation. The fog effect got actually diluted but the city view became more interesting.

POINT OF VIEW
The photo was taken from the tower of Munich’s new city hall. It is open for public (for €2.50) on working days. It is equipped with the elevator so you don’t have to climb the stairs which is an advantage over the more famous viewpoint: St Petri’s tower.

WHAT YOU SEE
The distance between the POV and the yellow church is one subway station apart and the distance between the yellow church and the white church is another subway station apart. The perspective has squeezed a pretty long distance in a small space.
The yellow tower (there are two of them but the second one hides behind the first one) belongs to Theatine Church (1690) and the white tower (again there are two of them but the second one is hidden) is the St. Ludwig Church. In the middle of the street you see the Siegestor (Triumphal Arch) (1852). The street stretching between the Odeonsplatz (where the yellow church is standing) and the arch is called Ludwigstrasse, and this part of the town: Maxvorstadt. Behind the arch the street changes its name to Leopoldstrasse and the neighbourhood called Schwabing begins. Schwabing is famous for its numerous cafes and restaurants.

ABOUT THE TITLE
A Foggy Day is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. It was originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)", and is often still referred to as such.
HERE you can listen to the newer version of the song recorded by Michael Buble.

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