Robert Pershing Wadlow was tall at 8 foot 11 inches, but he carried 490 pounds like a champ. Doesn’t look a pound over 280.
A short battle held here in the street. It became a monument to the 16 Nazi’s who died. Adolf Hitler left the battle with the intention to commit suicide... and the wife of a friend talked him out of it. He was imprisioned a wrote Mein Kampf.
It it was very odd to stand in the same spot as the Nazi soldiers. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldherrnhalle
He stayed in a hotel across the street. When it rains, the ladies in charge redo the memorial. Disturbing.
The center of Munich. Every address starts here so you know how close you are based on you street address.
The large column at the center of the square is St. Mary. It was built in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish invasion. The statue is topped by a gilded statue of Virgin Mary which was sculpted earlier in 1590 by Hubert Gerard. At each corner are four putti’s which symbolize the city overcoming war, pestilence, hunger, and heresy (Wikipedia).
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