Milk, Name Calling and Walt Disney's castle...
German Dairy Farmers are pissed, really angry. You see, they tried to raise the price of milk and the government said "NO". So the milk in this country is imported!
The Dairy community suffers. As an awareness builder of this struggle, there are Cow Statues painted vibrant colors in rural areas. These cows Remind me of the "Whales" of Cape Cod! But our Whale statues were a fundraiser not a political statement.
Apparently the protests we've been seeing and hearing while in Munich are in support of a satirist who publicly shamed a politician and is now expected to be prosecuted for slander. His supporters have organized protests all over the City.
So far the protests have been loud but peaceful. The armed police presence has been a bit off putting.
But safety first!
You know the castle that tinker belle flies over at the beginning of every Disney movie? Some know the castle as "Cinderella's" castle. But Mark and I know it as the emblem that shows up just before the promise of an awesome childhood cartoon or movie from our youth.
We went there today.
King Ludwig created the castle as a monument to Patron Saint George the dragon slayer and Voggner, author of operas. But sadly he was mysteriously murdered at age 40 before the castle was complete. He spent 102 days at the unfinished castle. This castle, the inspiration for Disney's famous image, was never finished!
He had the first phone installed. Trouble was no one else had a phone so Ludwig had no one to call!
Sweet, ridiculous man!