Adventure-A-Day April – Excerpt Twenty One

*The Adventure Continues*

June 28th 2012
DAY TWENTY ONE!!

Today was a day of mixed emotions. We boarded the coach in Prague headed for Oktoberfest Capital, Munich. One our way, we stopped by the Dachau Concentration Camp.

There are not a lot of words that can describe the feel of this place, except for maybe, eerie, overwhelming and emotional. Take a look at some of the photos I captured.

Front Gate Art-form Memorial Guard House Coin love heart of top of an unknown ashes memorial

Front Gate
Art-form Memorial
Guard House
Coin love heart of top of an unknown ashes memorial

Aerial view of the Barracks

Aerial view of the Barracks

Role Call Area Electric Fence Barracks Road (which now leads to the memorials & churches)

Role Call Area
Electric Fence
Barracks Road (which now leads to the memorials & churches)

Barrack foundations

Barrack foundations

Living Quarters

Living Quarters

Living Quarters

Living Quarters

Jewish Memorial Site

Jewish Memorial Site

The Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel

The Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel

The Protestant Church of Reconciliation

The Protestant Church of Reconciliation

Electric Fence

Electric Fence

Pistol Range

Pistol Range

Pistol Range with Blood Ditch

Execution Range with Blood Ditch

Graves of the unknown

Graves of the unknown

Site of storage of ashes

Site of storage of ashes

Site of the Gallows

Site of the Gallows

Old Crematorium

Old Crematorium

"New" Crematorium

“New” Crematorium

Layout of the crematorium

Layout of the crematorium

Disinfecting Chambers

Disinfecting Chambers

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

Disrobing Room

Disrobing Room

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber

Gas Chamber Entrance

Gas Chamber Entrance

Gas Chamber and Vents

Gas Chamber and Vents

Death Chamber 1

Death Chamber 1

Incinerator/Hanging Room

Incinerator/Hanging Room

The Russian Orthodox Chapel

The Russian Orthodox Chapel

Memorials

Memorials

Dachau Map

Dachau Map

Fast forward, (as we just made our way to the hostel on the coach after the concentration camp) we had the opportunity to have dinner at a local Bavarian Beer Hall. We all got ready and reboarded the coach and were dropped off, ready for a massive night including gigantic pork knuckles and even bigger beer steins. For €24, I think we got a pretty good deal. The pork knuckle was absolutely delicious and as for a non beer drinker, it was pretty amazing.

We had yodellers, musicians, dancers and ladies dressed in traditional costumes jingling cow bells. What entertained me more though was the italian chef in the kitchen that had the second semi final of Euro 12 on, on this tiny screen attached to his kitchen bench. He invited me and a few other football crazy fans into the kitchen for even more beer and football. He was the coolest ‘local’ ever. By the time we left the hall, Italy was winning against Germany.

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Erica, Kate and Emma ❤

Beer Steins and Pork Knuckle :)

Beer Steins and Pork Knuckle 🙂

Jayden and Myself <3

Jayden and Myself ❤

The Gang :)

The Gang 🙂

Typical Candice, not paying attention!

Typical Candice, not paying attention!

Traditional Bell Ringing!

Traditional Bell Ringing!

Artwork on the roof

Artwork on the roof

Casey and Brodie <3

Casey and Brodie ❤

Abby and Myself <3

Abby and Myself ❤

Yes! Empty Stein!

Yes! Empty Stein!

Stein Selfies!

Stein Selfies!

Group Shot!!

Group Shot!!

Cindy, Matt and Myself <3

Cindy, Matt and Myself ❤

Back at the hostel, the game was on in the bar and I was cheering on the Italian’s; with a lot of dirty looks from the German’s. The Italian’s won and even though I am still dirty on them for knocking us out of the 2006 World Cup, I wanted to see them face Spain in the final. A few of the girls were in the bar drinking so I staggered skipped over to them and danced for a while. I hadn’t talked to them a lot on tour but that night I found out how cool they actually are. I was quite drunk and I knew we had a big day tomorrow so I dragged my sorry butt to bed.

C. x

*To Be Continued*

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