Friday, April 30, 2010

Potsdam - Summer Palace Sanssouci ...

... Park Sanssouci map ...
source: infoboard

... a trellised gazebo (1775) ...

... detail sun symbol ...

... Summer Palace (1745-1747)
by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff ...
... the South or Garden façade and corps de logis ...

source: german-architecture.info

... 36 sandstone bacchants (1745-1747)
by Friedrich Christian Glume ...
... architectural detail from the central bow

of the garden façade ...
source: german-architecture.info

... the terrace gardens, looking down from
the palace, towards the Park ...

... panoramic vista of the Große Fontäne / (1748)
Great Fountain with French Rondel ...

... detail of a carved marble bench ...

... Element Air, two nymphs with hunted heron (1739)
by Lambert Sigisbert Adam
...
source: de.wikipedia.org

... coral marble column (11 m.) , surmounted
by a statue of Venus de' Medici (1844) ...


... marble wall fountain with Clio, muse of history (1857)
by Friedrich Ochs ...
source: de.wikipedia.org

... Hauptallee view on the New Palace ...

Sanssouci ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great,
King of Prussia, in Potsdam ...

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