intercontinental musings x kelly banbury

{Kelly Banbury is a visualist, culturalist, and globe-trotter. She shares personal photos from her side of the world exclusively for RE/VISIONIST every month.}  

{Via Recreativa Guadalajara, Mexico/ Un Domingo Pasado}
Every Sunday in Guadalajara, Mexico, miles of its normally hectic streets take a time out from motor vehicles and let pedestrians roam free. Locals hit the streets jogging, walking, cycling and skating through the entire city and surrounding suburbs. You can also find a range of other cultural and recreational activities along the via in parks and in front of shops, including hula groups, salsa classes, capoeira, chess and aerobics.

{Olympiapark, Munich}
Home to the ill-fated 1972 Olympics, Olympiapark is one of the most interesting sites in Munich. The facilities, which look like the utopian future through the eyes of a 1970s sci-fi fan, are breathtaking. And it’s no wonder that leading up to the games Munich was abuzz with Olympic fever and optimism. The event had been coined “The Happy Games” by organizers, likely in an attempt to lift the shadow still looming from the 1936 Olympics hosted by Nazi Germany in Berlin. These games would turn out to be anything but happy, however, as on September 5th a group of Palestinian terrorists took hostage and ultimately killed eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Five of the eight hostage takers and one police officer were also killed during the massacre that would overshadow all other events of the 1972 Olympics.

 

{Olympic Stadium, Olympiapark Munich}

{Schwimmhalle, Olympiapark Munich}

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MUNICH 2012

intercontinental musings X kelly banbury

Kelly Banbury is a visualist, culturalist, and globe-trotter. She will be sharing personal photos from her side of the world exclusively for RE/Visionist every month. 

Preparation for opening day of Oktoberfest 2011.  I’m warmed up, well informed, and most importantly (in)appropriately dressed for the occasion!

Inside the Festzelt Tradition Tent in the historical portion of the Wiesn.  There are over 30 tents at the Oktoberfest, which can hold over 100,000 people at any given time.  Fest beer is served by the liter, and is brewed especially (strong) for the occasion.  You can also indulge in a variety of delicious traditional dishes and sweets (none of that deep fried twinkie/bubble gum/kool-aid ish), roller-coasters and rides.  In short, (the real) Oktoberfest is everything you expect it to be, but better.  And worse.

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(still) MUNICH 2011

intercontinental musings X kelly banbury

Kelly Banbury is a visualist, culturalist, and globe-trotter. She will be sharing personal photos from her side of the world exclusively for RE/Visionist every month. 

Jenny Holzer’s Art Car at Munich’s BMW Museum is adorned with the statements “Protect Me From What I Want,” “Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal,” “The Unattainable Is Invariably Attractive,” and my personal fave, “You Are So Complex You Don’t Respond to Danger.”  Follow Holzer on twitter for more words of wisdom that will make you go “MmHm.”

 I’ve read that Obama’s approval rating may be slipping in the US.  Here in Europe, however, we still love The President.
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MUNICH 2011