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review 2019-06-16 23:57
Charlottenburg Palace, Rudolf G. Scharmann
Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

This slim but large-format book is really a souvenir for visitors to Schloss Charlottenburg and is therefore rightly primarily about the images, reproducing some of the art work as well as the palace exterior, interior and gardens. additionally the text gives an interesting, if superficial, history of building, gardens and occupants (the Hohenzollern Dynasty) from first construction to post-WWII reconstruction (which is on-going). It's got most visitors covered, I suspect, with editions in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian - even German! There were a couple of subtle translation errors, "plastic" again and "stove" for "fire-place," but nevermind - the pics are fab, inculding one of my favourite object from those I saw, the White Harpsichord, which is white (duh!) with Chinoise paintings all over and was played by Charlotte herself, who was a keen musician and all-round intellectual. This was particularly delightful to me as a fan of Baroque era music and harpsichord pieces in particular.

 

There are LOTS more pics I like from my Berlin visit but here's just four more:

 

Flagon and Speedy went to see Neptune in Alexanderplatz:

 

 

 

Flagon says, roar! I whoosh FIRE out of my nose! This character is whooshing WATER from his!

Speedy says, snuffle! Different!

 

They also visited Alte Nationalgalerie on Museuminsel:

 

 

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text 2019-06-14 15:08
Reading progress update: I've read 51 out of 66 pages.
Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

Parts of the Palace were heavily damaged during WWII; reconstruction work is still not entirely complete.

 

Here's some randomly encountered Berlin public art pics:

 

 

 

 

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text 2019-06-12 17:24
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 66 pages.
Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

The three storey Belvedere in the garden was designed by the same man as created the Brandenburg Gate - Carl Gottfried Langhans.

 

Flagon and Speedy went to the Brandenburg Gate:

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2019-06-10 14:13
Reading progress update: I've read 35 out of 66 pages.
Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

If Frederick the Great gave you a snuffbox you could be sure he valued you highly.

 

I liked this building near the Holocaust Memorial. (The van, not so much.)

 

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text 2019-06-09 12:52
Reading progress update: I've read 33 out of 66 pages.
Charlottenburg Palace: Royal Prussia In Berlin - Rudolf G. Scharmann

Frederick the Great commissioned a New Wing for the palace from an architect with the delightful name of Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff.

 

This is Berlin's Holocaust Memorial:

 

 

 

 

 

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