Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Berlin - Gendarmenmarkt ...

... The Konzerthaus Berlin / Concert Hall is the
most recent building on the Gendarmenmarkt.
It was built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1821
as the Schauspielhaus. ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... Genius of Music riding a lion (1851)
by Christian Friedrich Tieck ...

... detail of Schiller monument (1871)
by Reinhold Begas...

... allegorical figure, one of four sitting
at the feet of Schiller ...


... lions with iron chain in their mouths ...

... The Französischer Dom / French Cathedral, the older
of
the two cathedrals was built by the Huguenot
community between 1701 and 1705.
The cathedral was modeled after the destroyed
Huguenot church in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, France.
..
source: en.wikipedia.org

... taking a Segway tour of Berlin ...
... Cruise effortlessly through Berlin's parks and
sidewalks as you view the sites by Segway ...

Segway PT ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle
invented by Dean Kamen ....

... The Gendarmenmarkt ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a square in Berlin, and the site of the Konzerthaus
and the
French and German Cathedrals ...
... is named after the cuirassier regiment Gens d'Armes,
which was deployed at this square until 1773 ...

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