Friday, May 28, 2010

Berlin - Olympischer Platz ...

... in the background the Bell tower (77m)
/ Langemarckhalle and the Franconian
and Swabian Tower, (each 36 m tall)

between the Olympic Stadium
and the 'Maifeld
'...

... Maifeld is the huge field located directly behind
the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
During the Nazi era, it was used for mass rallies.
After the war, the occupying British forces
used it as their drilling ground ...

source: berlin-germany.ca

... South Gate view from Coubertin Platz ...

"Der Diskuswerfer/The Discus Throwers" (1936)
by Karl Albiker

... the East gate with Olympic rings ...

... entrance East Gate at dusk,
view from Olympischer Platz ...


Berlin Olympiastadion ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... former names: Deutsches Stadion, old Olympiastadion ...
... The current Olympiastadion was originally built for
the 1936 Summer Olympics in the southern part of
the Reichssportfeld (today Olympiapark Berlin).
During World War II, the area suffered little damage ...

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