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Old November 20th, 2017, 11:33 PM   #901
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Welcome Wiederschoenmachung to the Thread!
Thank you, Mr. Eagle! I've been haunting SSC for years, before finding this goldmine with reconstructions of lost traditional buildings in Germany a few weeks ago. Potsdam was the first reconstruction thread that I studied, after which I created this account, as I saw (read the opinions of) many people who more or less share my enthusiasm for traditional architecture, and not only. I particularly enjoyed your truly valuable and extensive contributions here, on the Dresden thread, as well as elsewhere on SSC, and I continue o do so, like most folks here. Oh, and did I mention your humor? Getting better by the day!

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Don`t You worry, I will take care of your orgasm! I mean ....
That came out wrong. I meant to say that I try to give You popcorn worthy material! That is what I tried to say.
And there's your humor making my day again. I know exactly what you meant, please do that!

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I love that this thread helps peoples sex live!
The irony of all this 0rgaz ummm thingie is that I'm asexual, so I guess the closest I can get to genuinely enjoying such an experience is by watching modernist and commie monstrosities being obliterated. Hehehehe.

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Welcome to Potsdam, Germanys secret capital!
The reason I started with Potsdam, is because I feel closer to Brandenburg (and its capital, obviously) than to Saxony and Dresden, or Frankfurt, because a part of my ancestors come from Brandenburg (hence my signature). That being said, I have roots in several historical German regions and states, and it's not easy at all for me to identify with only one state/region and be loyal to it, but Brandenburg definitely has a special place in my heart (if I even heave a heart). Also, I find its traditional architecture to be one of the most mesmerizing of all the German speaking world. "Home" is the word that comes to my mind when I see typical Brandenburg architecture.

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Really orgasm worthy is the demolition of those Plattenbauten, of witch we will cover in slow motion for intensive enjoyment, guaranteed!
F|(K JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 04:14 PM   #902
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Garnisonkirche foundation works just started!

Source: http://garnisonkirche-potsdam.de/akt...aben-begonnen/

From June 2018 on they'll start the brickwork of the tower and we'll see it erected!


Verwaltungsvorstand der Stiftung Peter Leinemann mit Bohrpfählen


Erste Bohrung, Foto: Stiftung Garnisonkirche Potsdam





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Old November 24th, 2017, 10:02 PM   #903
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Update of the Spornstrasse project. The street will be paved next. The paving-stones will be recycled.








Of how it used to be;




This is project around the corner at corner "Baeckerstrasse" and "Dortustrasse" It is an elementary school that has been renovated. Original;




The building is a special treat! The build is original from Unger, year 1770. The address is Dortustrasse 28/29 corner Baeckerstrasse. A school for girls moved in the build in the year 1860. The building is now renovated. The school is still used as a elementary school of 300 students. The students will be learning under real old rococo stucco ceilings in every classroom! The renovated school:





Potsdam-fan, thank you!

Now some pictures from the inside of the school:


Original school furniture from 1860:




Painted plaster:

source: Max Dortu Grundschuhle.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 01:50 AM   #904
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Hello everyone!

After a four years battle, we will finally see the "Villa Schlieffen" reconstructed. The Villa is located in big park called "Pfingstberg" Right next to the 2014 finished and reconstructed "Villa Henkel"



Here the "Villa Henkel", the finished neighbor to the "Villa Schlieffen";


Here the plans to the Schlieffen;




Villa Schlieffen today;


And the Park called Pfingstberg;

pictures from Potsdam-fan!

This is the situation: The Parks and Castles Potsdam, as I shortcut the name of the association running massive property in and around Potsdam. The Parks Potsdam generates in income of 70 Million a year. That is not nearly enough to renovate many buildings. They are short of about 500 Million. To make that house like new, an gentleman that runs a German newspaper bought the ruin with Sowjet ammunition, (Sowjet ammunition! How did ammunition ...?), to renovate the building with his private money. But he demanded to put up a fence around a large part of the park. Turns out, a part of the Park goes with the house and always belonged to it. But it was always open to the public. In order to please the public, Mr Doepfner pledged to restore the entire section of the park called Pfingstberg, (Runs via Park "Neuer Garten" )including but not limited to his own section.
Now the neighbors, never donating a dime, wanted to keep the Park fence-free, included the private part, like it always been. Now, four years in the making and several court cases later, Mr. Doepfner (He likes to add a swimming pool, therefore the fence) will fence in only a section of his estate. the restoration will finally begin. I do not know if he still pledges money to the Pfingstberg Park (Park Neuer Garten).
This is how it used to look like in the early 1990`s. Germans calls the East back than the "wild, wild east". A word game of the old wild, wild west.










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Ps. Ammunition in that house! What did the Soviets just think? Imagine this: War brakes out, the Americans like cowboys ride on their Jeeps into Potsdam spreading candies among children and the Soviet Soldiers argue: Sergeant: "Where the heck are our candies? More important: Where is our ammunition? Soldier: Dunno boss! Left it in a house on the left! Sergeant: On the left? Idiot! Soldier: No, I am not idiot! I hid it all in the basement! Americans don`t go there. To moist for their candy!"
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Regarding the Garrison Church, I think it's a bit ridiculous to rebuild the tower without the church itself. I mean, the nave had a rather tiny footprint to begin with; the cost of its rebuilding must be a fraction of that of the tower. I'm not a fan of religion or anything, I just think it would be good to have the complete building back, as it had stood for centuries before.
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^ It's a step by step process. We can be very lucky to get the Church Tower back now, as there's little but influential opposition. The nave will come after that. It's a financial mammoth.
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Ladies and Gentleman please enjoy an update of the colonnade renovation last seen on page 38;




The renovation is finished. Here an picture of the old bridge before 1906:


The already finished south side:


This was the situation of our last post;





Thanks, Potsdam-fan!
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Are both sides of the bridge entrance colonnade restored? And will the iron gate that appears to have Hohenzollern heraldry on top be added too?
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And this is the situation today. All nice and shiny, just as we like it:


For the renovation of the "Colonnades by the bridge of Glienicke", donations from all over Germany where needed. This is the view coming from Potsdam.
The other side belongs officially to Berlin. The park Glienicke is on the other side left hand side;



Now looking towards Potsdam;


Details;


Fun fact:
Do you know how they clean the stone? They wash the old stone with fresh warm water and a hand broom and wash with the dirty water afterwards the new
and shiny stone parts! The new become looking older and the old parts become looking newer!





The stairs;


Coming from "Schwanenallee" street; (From the Norwegian Village)

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Old November 30th, 2017, 03:35 AM   #910
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Are both sides of the bridge entrance colonnade restored? And will the iron gate that appears to have Hohenzollern heraldry on top be added too?





Lol. I did not notice, you sneaked between my posts!
Yes both sides are done as you know by now. Da.
The iron gate? No of course not! It is a world wide conspiracy to prevent that. I do not when that comes back, because the conspiracy is a secret one!

The plan is to get it all back. Including the gate.
B.t.w.: Since we are talking of gates. I have some cool pictures of gates and they have a really cool international history!
Let`s get spontaneously started;

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We are in "Sanssouci";
The entrance is free. But there are still some fences. This one fence is to the "Rehgarten"



And every fence has a gate or two;
Like this one: The Lindstedter Gate. In the background the New Palais.



Artfully done;




And this is the Post Gate;



Potsdam-fan!

But what`s really interesting is the history: Once upon a time, there was a young second German Empire bustling in pride of those fabulous works of art. Therefore it was decided to send those gates to the wild, wild west! The whole world should see the magic that was possible and so it was decided to send the Gates to Chicago!
To the World Expo of Chicago in 1893! If You like a peek to the World Expo click here http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/dig...usstellung1895



The Americans had a man made lake and the whole nine yards!

The third gate is this one here;





The gates where shipped to Chicago and back again!


unfortunately the gate is not there today!


It was taken somewhere before the war;


The gate in the year 1787;


1779;


today;

Thank you, Vulgow!
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The German Pavilion at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 was a huge hit. Not only due in part to the huge German population of Chicago, but the the pavilion was a perfect blend of industrial exhibits, cultural exhibits, and FUN! The beer hall was the second most frequented arena of the Fair, next to Wild Bill Hickok's Wild West Show. In fact, the super rich, high level society ladies of Chicago had a major event planned in honor of the Infanta of Spain, who was visiting the Fair...but the Infanta never showed up; she spent the whole night in the German beer hall with the regular folks!
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It is Christmas time!
Like to see a Christkindel market in a different environment? Than look at this!
The "Pfingstberg" (Look a couple pages back) in Christmas look!






A Christmas Markt in Roman/Greek coulisse!


A storyteller;



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There was a Christmas show in the middle on the stage;











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Comrades, take your little sister`s hand. Grab your luggage and travel with us to visit Mother Russia!
But no passport and guns needed, we have a "Russian Colony" right here in Potsdam!
In this "Russian Colony" called settlement we have real Russian descendants living here! So come with us and enjoy the hospitality and the cultural treasure
of one of Potsdam's biggest gemstones!
The "Colonie Alexandrowka:"





The Russian Colony was another architectural piece in the collection of His Majesty.
The year was 1812 when the French under dictator Napoleon had overrun Prussia. The French then attacked Russia, just like Sweden before and
Germany would do after to get more out of the natural recourses.
Several German states where forced in to participate. So it just happened that around 1000 Russian prisoners of war came to Berlin. The Prussian
King had other problems and assembled a Russian music choir! The choir was made up of 62 Cossacks. Ironically, the Prussian army changed sides
and fought with Russia while the prisoners of war where still in Potsdam! After the liberation of Berlin, some prisoners of war opted to stay and that
was the beginning of the Russian village. In 1826, Garden director Peter Joseph Lenné started to build for Wilhelm the III the buildings.
The Russian Colony here on the left:



The King Wilhelm III and the Russian Kaiser (Tsar means Kaiser) where very good friends. The Tsar visited Berlin. A large square before town of
Berlin was named after his majesty Tsar Alexander. The so called Alexander Platz in Berlin. It is the biggest and busiest square in Berlin today. The
Tsar also got to see the Russian Colony in Potsdam. He was informed that some Russians had died without children. He decided to give Wilhelm III more Russians
to fill the colony with life.



House number 6;




The colony is made up of 14 homes. Sheds and animal stalls and a church plus a home for the priest come extra. The owners can renovate but
can not remodel a whole lot. In return, people live rent free and can pass the property onto the next generation.
The plots are very big with gardens. The gardens are also used to keep the list of cultivated fruits alive. Over 800 different types of apples, 500
types of pear trees, 160 species of cherries and 75 types of plums are grown here!
A public garden café with Russian cakes and desserts, really worth a stay:


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In the middle we see the public spring;


The buildings where of very bad shape as of in the late 1990`s.
This is the café:



The village has of course its own church. The church called "Saint Alexander Newskij";






There is also a Museum;






Residential;


Four families are original decedents and still life in the original houses.






The culture stays alive as well; like during Russian holidays;







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The most of the "other" homes have "new" owners.

























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The funniest thing is that such authentic Russian country houses of early 19th century are hardly preserved anywhere in Russia.
And the church is quite famous too. It's the first attempt of so-called Russian-Byzantine style which had become very popular in 19th century Russia. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow and many similar ones (mostly destroyed in Soviet times though) stem from that Stasov's Potsdam church.
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And Ladies and Gentleman! We have the finishing touches on several minor reconstructions and also the beginning of several big, big, really big reconstructions!!!
This thread is going to be very busy for the next 10 years for sure!

So if You like, escape with us to Potsdam and enjoy the new updates! Lots of pictures will await us and maybe things better and greater than the one or other orgasm!
Really orgasm worthy is the demolition of those Plattenbauten, of witch we will cover in slow motion for intensive enjoyment, guaranteed! (I should charge money for the picks)

So, let us get started with some pictures from downtown. Here we see the Old market with the block I block II and block III.
Block III will be demolished first and guess of what I got?
Thank you The Eagle for your wonderful and interesting work on this thread. It is one of the best on the forum.
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