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Old August 8th, 2017, 07:53 PM   #841
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Eagle, we cannot thank you enough for all the work you put in the Potsdam threads! But I'll try anyway, so thank you!
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Old August 8th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #842
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Not only that he does show much work....it's wonderful how he does it! So engaging and entertaining. Thank you, as well!
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Old August 8th, 2017, 09:03 PM   #843
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Wow, thank You very much! Hard to believe: We have not covered half of Potsdam and its wonders yet! Lots to uncover! First one more update of the former high school project "Palais de Gontard" we had here before (page 41) and after that we will take a look at one more castle of Potsdam. We will introduce castle "Clienicke". Also, we have a very important update of the Lust garden Park with an official parade and delivery of another statue. So everyone, sit back take a cup of coffee or wine and enjoy!

The "Palais de Gontard" called residential project. The students studied below baroque stucco ceilings! It became a school after WW2. Now residential.











Looking towards "Breite Strasse"


An improvement, I say:


I am jealous sometimes if I see the windows available in Germany:

Pictures from Potsdam-fan!
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Old August 8th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #844
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Let us go for a trip to Glienicke! The castle is between Potsdam and Berlin. The Park Glienicke is actually just a part of the huge, huge Park. Some parts of the Park is in despair but reconstructions and renovations are underway. The location is right by the Glienicker bridge. This picture is from the road. It amazes me always, of what you can find in Potsdam just walking down the road. the road front:






We go in:


From the former owners: The prince Carl von Prussia, son of Queen Luise.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_von_Preu%C3%9Fen



The gatehouse: rented out for income of the Parks and Castles Potsdam. I have a huge respect of this department. The entrances are kept free, in return the Parks Potsdam, as I shortcut the name, is trying to make money any other way possible.
I would love to rent this little house;-)






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Old August 8th, 2017, 10:03 PM   #845
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Sphinx in the Stibadium; Politically correct without missing nose:




Build from Karl Friedrich Schinkel




The restaurant:


This is Poseidon. The Mussel and Poseidon is recycled from the Park Sanssouci.


The Pleasure ground with the "little interest":


This is a fountain called the milk girl, or called Laitiére. She lost her milk! Oh no! Poor girl. Made from the Russian artist Pawel Petrowitsch Sokolow (1765 - 1832). This monument was a gift from his sister, at that time the Queen from the Russian empire.


here we have the greenery or nursery. Lots of greeneries in Potsdam because the huge parks.

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Old August 8th, 2017, 10:30 PM   #846
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Hello everyone. WE have to celebrate! Let`s move to the "Lustgarten" right by the new Stadtschloss.
The Poseidon and all his statues are coming back one by one. Some need to be cleaned and fixed, others need to be made new.
A bomb detonated right in the middle of it all and it takes some time to restore. Interesting are the costs.
Some new statues can cost up to 30 000 Euro.
Here the triumph of the next statue coming riding right down the road and being delivered.








This is part of this gentleman's tale. Apparently, he lost his dignity. We will give it back to him once we have collected more donations.
Or some female collector takes it. What ever comes first these days. I have to admit: Impressive tale.



He has some tale to sing!


Rodolph von Ketteler is presenting the Triton. That is the name of this statue.

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Old August 9th, 2017, 11:30 PM   #847
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The foundation is flying in?!:


The workers seem to have different opinions. I hope they don`t forget to give him his tale later on! Or not to put the tale with the wrong statue later on..... That would be something..... So, lets focus, please:




And finally: Hovering slowly in.


Please look twice: Is it just me or is he holding something special in his hand?


And they say that our great, great grandparents had no fantasy!
Anyway, please concentrate: He is hopefully in for a soft landing. Something could break off, you know!



Well, with my type of fantasy, I better keep my mouth shot.


And just before I was to get a heard attack, the project has succeeded!
(Except for his tale. That is sitting in the grass and getting dark from touching. Witch explains why sandstone darkens with all the tourists all completly excited of what they just found .....no, no. Don`t go there. Never mind.)


That was a hard update! Thanks Potsdam-fan!
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Old August 17th, 2017, 12:08 AM   #848
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We are back on the grounds of Schloss Glienicke!



The inner court:


We already know that those towers where very fashionable:


The antics collection. The whole Schloss and Farm are almost like a gigantic antics collection:




Someone is running from something:

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Old August 17th, 2017, 12:22 AM   #849
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The front. This time with the waterworks:


The Alfonso group. Named after the Spanish place they where found.




Funny; This is supposed to be a Theatre mask. But birds breeding in it!






I love the waterworks everywhere;



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The court; A good garden does not have to be complicated:



Does anyone care for the inside?
Since I am hearing no "NO" we will present them! LOl.
I am quite happy to present the inside, too. It was difficult to get the pictures! But I had some friendly help.





There is glass in the doors to keep it open for visitors. Quite genius. That way, one can get the right "feeling" of the place.







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Old August 17th, 2017, 12:45 AM   #851
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I said it before: They liked the color blue. Maybe because industrial revolution made the most expansive color more available? Please look at that chandelier. Never seen one like that:


Quite modern. How do they say: Once a while, every fashion comes back like circles.










This one in blue. The Sowjet army used the Schloss as casino for officers.

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The sculpture of two men above titled The Alfonso Group reflects similarities in tone to the Queen Luise and her sister stature.
What is the history behind the Alfonso piece?
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Old August 20th, 2017, 08:17 PM   #853
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We are back on the grounds of Schloss Glienicke!





Someone is running from something:

Spreetunnel.
This is the symbol of Sicily (Italy) Trinachia, Triskelion...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskelion
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The sculpture of two men above titled The Alfonso Group reflects similarities in tone to the Queen Luise and her sister stature.
What is the history behind the Alfonso piece?



The Alfonso piece was found buried in a place called Alfonso/Spain.
It is from the roman empire and was buried for quite some time.
The pieces here are copies. There are many copies worldwide, including several here in Potsdam. Glienicke houses a antics collection.
This piece could and other antic units would have defiantly affected the design of later works like the Queen Luise with sister unit.

@ Real71. Thank You for this inside information from Sicily. I love it, when it all comes together.
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If everyone could be so nice to follow me to the Norwegian village, please. We have some news about it:





It appears, the final color scheme has been found;


On the right hand side, the beams and lumbers for the residences the street over;


The former boathouse with camera;


Here the other boathouse with insulation material in front of it;


The former captain house with a construction roof;


Temporary construction roof over the captainhouse


I am some glad it is moving. Took forever because the neighbors did not liked the extra traffic projected for the public restaurant in the Kongsnaes.


Here from the side;

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Ladies and Gentleman, today we will discover together the park "Glienicke" and the villa "Casino" on the waterfront of the park Glienicke. The Park Glienicke is getting all waterworks rebuild. Just like Park Babelsberg did. This Park is huge. It is one of the five large parks in Potsdam. Well, politically, this park is on the state/province of Berlins land next to Potsdam. The Park is also the border between them two and "The Parks and Castles of Potsdam" is the manager of the park to confuse you even further. LOL

Well, the official name of the Parks Potsdam as I shortcut the managing organization is:
"Stiftung Preussische Schloesser und Gaerten Berlin-Brandenburg"
"Society of Prussia's Castles and Gardens in states of berlin and Brandenburg"
and they do a fantastic job;



The entrance to the north;


The wood is to save the gate. Big machinery for the contractors are moving thru.


Coat of arms on a shield on the inside;






The hunters lodge with a hand fetched roof. Everyone tried to collect building styles in Potsdam. The city is a gigantic puzzle;


A beautiful terracotta bridge. The man made waterworks including man made lakes are dry for generations. The Parks Potsdam is reconstructing the waterworks.



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This building is called sailors house, it is sitting empty like most buildings. Parks Potsdam wants to renovate all of them and rent them out to employees or to tourists. Funny: Park Glienicke is not visited by tourists a lot. The Park will need years of rebuilding and marketing.


Garbage can in front. Maybe it is used. The grass wasn't mowed.


We are actually waterfront. On the other side of the water called "Havel" the "Heillandskirche" church in "Sacrow" with the royal farm and castle of "Sacrow". His majesty hat dozens of working farms in and around Potsdam to supply it all with goods. The farms also worked the parks for milk, meat, eggs and so on...


The water used to be the German-German border with barbwire in the water. That is one reason of why it all fell in despair. The other one is the ideology of communism and the third is the lack of money in the DDR or West Berlin. This church tower used to be a guard tower! The church furniture was burned to erase history, the newly formed church community rebuild and reconstructed it all back with their own money and muscle;




This is the "Devilsbridge". Just another great example of man made ruins of witch we had some in this thread before. But this made ruin has become a real ruin and is closed until further notice; well....


Witch brings us to this great real estate:

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This is the "Machine and Gardeners house for the court". Another great example of the untapped real estate potential between Berlin and booming Potsdam. Waterfront, lakeside, in a park 1200 feet from the highway between Potsdam and Berlin and not used. Used to house the steam pump for the man made lakes and brooks and fountains. It is actually a small housing complex that also used to house the gardeners with family of the park if they wanted to.


It comes with a private garden, since it is located in a public park!


Gardens wall


And close by: The "Hirschtor"




The waterfront brings us to the next fantastic building: The "Casino". This little fantasy build also houses parts of the antics collection for his majesty;
It is not used, too. Parks Potsdam is planning using it for extra income. But for the time being, we all can enjoy visiting the inside as well. The building uses tricks to appear bigger. Well, let us enjoy it: The Casino of Potsdam!



The waterfront:







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This mussel is relocated and recycled from a baroque lust build.


This is the original location: In Park Sanssouci, build by G. W. v. Knobeldorff for Friedrich the II. The so called "Rehgartencolonade"


The second fountain is also located here in Glienicke. Right at castle Glienicke by the public restaurant and biergarten:-) Neptun pardon, Poseidon is watching;


The inner side;




Pergola with an antic statue;






Back to summer, because its warmer. LOL



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I recommend this to everyone: Want your garden to look bigger? Put up some columns! LOL


The inside;
















And that is it from the "Casino" with absolutely no Poker tables!



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