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Πέμπτη, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

~ Charlottenburg Palace ~




Schloss Charlottenburg is an early 18th century baroque palace in Berlin's western Charlottenburg district. The building burned to the ground during the Second World War but has been completely reconstructed.
History
Charlottenburg palace is the largest palace in Berlin. The original, central part was constructed between 1695 and 1699 as the summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, wife of the Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick III.
The palace, designed by Johann Arnold Nering, was expanded shortly after Frederick became the first Prussian King in 1701 as Friedrich I.
Swedish master Johann Friedrich Eosander von Gothe supervised the expansion, which included the addition of the 48 meter tall copula and the construction of the orangery at the west wing. A statue of the goddess Fortuna was placed on top of the copula.
In 1740 Frederick the Great - king Frederick III - commissioned the expansion of the east wing to complement the longer west wing. It was completed six years later after a design by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. The palace was hit in 1943 during an allied air raid causing a fire which completely destroyed the building. After the war the palace was meticulously reconstructed.

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Benikos place είπε...

Kαλησπέρα Γιωργο, πανεμοφη η φωτο απο το παλάτι.Πολλους χαιρετισμους απο τον "βορειο πολο" και καλη τσικνοπεμπτη!!

Sylvia K είπε...

Marvelous capture and thank you for the history! It always makes the photos that much more interesting. Beautiful place! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Guy D είπε...

Excellent photos, what a beautiful building.

All the best
Guy
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Tricia είπε...

Wonderful image & that sky is just GORGEOUS!!! Love it
Very interesting post!

Kcalpesh είπε...

A perfectly captured moment! Nice shot... The structure has been beautifully sculpted... Your presentation of the same is amazing..

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