This morning was goodbye to Malta. It was an interesting stay and a nice experience. Flight went well. My seat was between Dutch couple that I didn't know were Dutch or a couple when I sat down but after I found out the wife didn't take my offer to sit by her husband. I think to show me they still like each other they held hands briefly over my lap on the take off. It was quite cute as they are 60's. Anyway we shared a few sentences and I impressed with a couple of be best Dutch lines (I speak a little Dutch). They talked a little, but I could tell they were guarded not sure if I understood everything they were saying. The noteworthy part was when we were de-planing their traveling companions in front of us were much more gregarious. They cracked a joke about Lufthansa our airline, drawing a very dutch-like whitty/silly play on the name Lufthansa. Luft = air (and in Dutch this word also doubles as breaking wind), hansa = Hans is not so common in Dutch, but a common German name. I laughed and they appreciated the audience.
This is a statue of Kaiser Ludwig, he died in 1860's I think. The church is down the first street on the right there you can see the building the second on the right. I bet you money Opa and Oma saw this very statue a few times.
This is the other end of Rueckerstrasse building street that opens up to the fair grounds where there are semi-perminant Oktoberfest building/tents. Roll out the barrel!
This is the Palace from 1650 in Muenchen.
These are the twin steeples of the Frauen Kirche in Muenchen. One is being restored.