Trip to Chiemsee
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June 27th, 2008 – by: lynnep
We took a day trip out to Chiemsee yesterday. There are two islands there â€“ Herreninsel and Fraueninself (essentially: man island and woman island). Chiemsee is the setting of King Ludwigâ€™s palace (one of them anyway), which he designed to look like Versailles. He ran out of money and never finished it though. His bathtub was the size of a small swimming pool. Also interesting is the fact that he died in the house. He was found in the pool with his physician â€“ who was also dead. There were no obvious signs of homicide. So itâ€™s a mystery to this day. Many people disliked him â€“ the public was starving while he was building palaces out of marble and gold. A lot of people think he was poisoned.
After we saw the palace we had dinner on Fraueninsel We went to a really lovely restaurant paid for by SCU (i.e. paid for by me through my tuition money). Naturally I ordered the most expensive dinner possible. I had mineral water, beer, steak dinner, an apple donut and ice cream dessert thing, schnapps liquor (made by nuns) and finally a cappuccino. Soaked em dry! My dad would be so proud. I attached some pictures, but unfortunately it was a bit overcast.
What else â€“ there is a film festival going on right now. We saw a film called Frozen, which is nominated for many awards. It was sooo boring. Itâ€™s very â€śdeepâ€ť â€“ not my type of movie. So tonight Iâ€™m giving it another shot with Ibid â€“ a movie about two patients who are released from a psych ward. Itâ€™s supposed to be funny I think. Iâ€™m taking it easy this wknd â€“ it seems like Iâ€™ve been running around nonstop. Sunday night Germany playsâ€¦some teamâ€¦in the Euro Cup, so I will definitely be going out for that. Well thatâ€™s all for now.
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