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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #61
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I think it was build by the same Bavarian King who build Neuschwanstein.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:46 AM   #62
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You're right Mäulchen!

It has been built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Fairy tale King, as a "copy" of Versailles

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Unlike the medieval design of Neuschwanstein Castle begun in 1869, the New Palace [i.e. Herrenchiemsee] is, in a sense, a Neo-Baroque monument to Ludwig's adoration of King Louis XIV of France. In the great hall of mirrors of the palace the ceiling is painted with 25 tableaux showing Louis XIV at his best.

It was to have been an equivalent to the Palace of Versailles, but only the central portion was built before the king died in 1886 ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrenchiemsee

And to go back on-topic which is Berlin-Brandenburg ("Prussia"). In the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 Ludwig II supported Austria!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 12:41 PM   #63
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Bavaria was lucky to remain independent in that war. Most other austrian allies were occupied by Prussia. :p


This Berlin resident really appreciates the current weather conditions

http://www.morgenpost.de/multimedia/archive/00561/mim_eisbaereis_BM_B_561609b.jpg
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Old January 31st, 2010, 12:44 PM   #64
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Amazing gallery Benonie 'Snapshots' seems quite an understatement. Thanks for sharing!


Would be awesome if you could share your work here as well
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Old January 31st, 2010, 12:49 PM   #65
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Great pics, although I've always felt that Sanssouci is a tad underwhelming. If only we had our own Versailles.
Herr Protektor, we have several Versailles! Each and every single one of them being better composed and more proportional than the original. Ever been to Nordkirchen? It's the one you NRW guys got.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:11 PM   #66
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When I was at the real Versailles I found in less impressive than in my imagination. I guess I build up to high expectations and considering that I often walked in the park of Sanssouci.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:32 PM   #67
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Germany has the better (and more) castles and palaces than France, anyway.
Well, it actually has the best and most in all of Europe.


Sometimes we have the given right to feel superior, ja.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:35 PM   #68
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Amazing. Our world is a truely beautiful place and Berlin is one of the Jewels in it's crown.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:58 PM   #69
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Germany has the better (and more) castles and palaces than France, anyway.
Well, it actually has the best and most in all of Europe.


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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:34 PM   #70
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On the steps of the church in the background Hitler shook President Paul von Hindenburg's hands on the day of his inauguration ceremony as the Reich chancellor in 1933.
This was a dark day in the glorious history of Potsdam......
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:46 PM   #71
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I thought that happened at the Garnisonkirche...
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Somehow it looks very Russian to me
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:15 PM   #73
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how would you know? This style is genuinely central european.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:21 PM   #74
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It's the snow and Vodka vibe to it, d'oh.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:01 PM   #75
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Love Berlin... my favourite city in Europe
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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:48 AM   #76
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Somehow it looks very Russian to me
Not Russian but Prussian!

But perhaps you're right and some snowy streets in Potsdam look like a small town version of St. Petersburg!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:43 PM   #77
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He didn't even show the Russian Kolonie Alexandrowka of Potsdam in his shots


One of the beautiful wooden houses there:


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Old February 1st, 2010, 07:21 PM   #78
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Awesome shots once again. Snow photos was beautiful
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:32 PM   #79
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Thanks guys! For the comments, the extra photos and the information.
From the Neues Palais we take the bus back to Potsdam's city center.

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That's all for Berlin and Potsdam folks. Thanksd for watching and reacting!

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NICE!!!!! ^
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