Here you see "the back" of the Charlottenburger Schloss
A baroque garden, beautiful and well-kept borders - here it seems a bit unkempt...
Normally the bridge is painted in beautiful red
Huge! Flowering soon.
(How can I delete it?? Only the photo - I love the statue of the Alte Fritz, our King. )
I do hope they don't mess up his pedestal (as with Churchill's statue), or even dump him into the Spree...
The front of the Schloss
I have just this photo from many, many years ago, a class trip from Bremen, where I come from, to Berlin - then I stood with some pals of mine here and look at him, "Der Große Kurfürst" ---
The Schloss is well protected:
and now you will understand, after seeing a third of it, why I missed it so very, very much.
Oh how I loved this trip. Everything was fascinating. I especially like the little bridge.ReplyDelete
Thank you Emma, it is really a lovely, lovely park. I love the red bridge too - in combination with the water lilies it always makes me think of a painting by Monet, Giverny.Delete
I wonder why the Greek style of the statues at the gate, with the shield and knife. Very interesting journey through the Schloss. Thank you Britta. I have been to Berlin many times but never visited it.ReplyDelete
Then we will go there, Rachel - it is a MUST on the visiting list! (Why those gate-statues are there I will find out!)Delete
Never get between 2 gladiators has always been my motto.ReplyDelete
The poet Friedrich von Logau (1605 - 1655)) wrote: "In Gefahr und grosser Noth // Bringt der Mittel-Weg den Tod." - "In danger and great distress/ the middle course brings death."Delete
IF sometimes one has to choose - one can
- a) run quickly through the middle (maybe using the golf cart Joanne in the next comment is speaking of) - it is a very broad gate
- b) one finds out when the Schloss is open and leaves through the backyard
c) one waits till the gladiators have ended their fight and the one who survived is tired.
So: it depends on personal fitness (a), wit (b), or the time one still has to spend on our dear earth :-)
This is beautiful. I could spend days there, riding about in a golf cart. Did you ever discover how to delete the picture? I did, once, after a deal of messing with it. I think it was as simple as highlighting it and pressing the delete key. But I could be wrong.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is, Joanne - its beauty is a big comforter of the soul.Delete
(For that I risk a lot!)
Thank you for your tip about deleting a photo - I did the "highlighting", but then I found no delete-button, pressed the key on my computer - but nothing happened.
Will try again - if it does not work it will become a wonderous post :-)
Right click on the one you want to remove and either press delete or backspace and the picture disappears.Delete
Thank you, Rachel: I tried - tested - and woosh: it flew away! :-)Delete