Today sees the start of 2 weeks party in Munich, Germany. It's called "Oktoberfest" has been going for centuries, and is intended to celebrate the arrival of the month of October.
Don't ask me why one wanted, and still wants to, celebrate that, but they do....and they do!
Just a couple of photos, well known things, to get into the mood.
"HB" stands for "Hofbrau" - one of the most well known Munich breweries.Above you can see one of the lovely ladies who SERVE the beer, although most of them are perfectly capable of drinking it as well..! There's also a picture of "Keefer" in his traditional costume, worn on Sundays, festivals and at the local market in the Bretagne in France.....! The young gentleman below him is fairly typical of the "Mannsbild" ( true man) to be found in Bavaria. I can tell from his comportment that this is only his first of many, many, "Mass" (a measure of beer - around one liter)