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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2010, 03:55:48 PM »

there is a mausoleum in the gardens of Charlottenburg



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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 10:12:38 PM »

For Odette  Curtsey

SansSoucci: the retreat of Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great's sketch for the plan of Sanssouci was the prototype for the palace (north is at the top). A single enfilade of ten principal rooms forms the south-facing corps de logis. To the north, two segmented colonnades form a cour d'honneur. Two flanking service wings (hidden from view, screened by trees and covered by climbing plants) provide the necessary but mundane domestic offices. Source

















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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 10:19:44 PM »

I love this garden  Yes

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 10:30:49 PM »

My pleasure  Smiley

Have you visited the palace?
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 10:49:33 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 12:06:45 AM »

Thank you rearden ( Star when 24 is up).
Fredrick was certainly the Renaissance Man-King, architect, musician and composer, military leader, what else, I really don't know his history?
Sadly when I was in Berlin the Wall was still in place, so I couldn't get to Potsdam.  Wonderful post.  And the MW  Star Star not enough stars in the universe for you two  Thumb up
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2010, 07:49:04 PM »

they only thing I know about him is that Maria Theresa hated him
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2010, 08:10:01 PM »

Thanks Odette. I love your Hugh Laurie avatar!

Friedrich der Große was smart but emotionally retarded. His only good relationship to women were to his sister.
Friedrich didn´t took his wife serious and didn´t liked her.

But his father was horrible!

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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2010, 10:26:45 PM »

Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, Friedrichs sister

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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010, 12:22:56 AM »

 Beer MW, yes Laurie was very funny as the Princes of Wales who was dependent on the "Georgian" Blackadder.
And Freddie the Great was gross, literally.    Star in 24, already starred you today!  Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2010, 12:11:03 AM »

the garden

The name Sanssouci, meaning 'without care', tells us something of the man who began this park in 1744. Frederick the Great cared less for pomp and display than many contemporary garden-makers. Like his sister, who made the Ermitage at Bayreuth, and like Lord Burlington, Frederick had a love of Cicero and the landscape of ancient Rome. Yet he spoke French and his taste was French Rococco. Voltaire was a guest at Sans Souci for three years. On a site which had been a vineyard, Frederick was inspired by Virgil's passion for cultivating the vine. This led him to make the most remarkable feature of Sanssouci: the ripple of vine terraces which descends the hill. It supplied the court with fresh grapes and figs. Glazing protected the fruit in cold weather. Frederick did not have a hunting park, thinking the activity cruel and therefore unworthy of an enlightened monarch. His beautiful Chinese Tea Pavilion, of 1754, reflected an 'enlightened' interest in exotic lands. The flight of steps which runs through the vineyard terraces forms a T-junction with what became the main axis of the garden, striking west to the Neues Palais, 2 km from Sanssouci. The palace was completed in 1769 and Frederick scarcely used it. Sans Souci represents an insecure enlightenment: government for the people but not by the people. It contrasts with Schönbrunn, which displays a wavering imperial past. Frederick's reign had begun in the same year as Maria Teresa's. She was Schönbrunn's creator and Frederick's chosen adversary,. Frederick died 1786 in but the park continued to expand and develop for almost two centuries. In the years after 1825, a descendent of Frederick asked Lenné to design a landscape garden, the Charlottenhof, on land adjoining Sanssouci. Gradually, Sanssouci became an example of the nineteenth century Mixed Style. Schinkel, the great Neoclassical architect, designed the Charlottenhof in 1826, the Court Gardener's House in 1829 and the Roman Baths in 1834. He loved to create pictureseque effects by treating architecture and landscape as one.

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The Chinese House, designed by Johann Gottfried Büring between 1755 and 1764; a pavilion in the Chinoiserie style: a mixture of rococo elements coupled with Oriental architecture.(wiki)








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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 07:49:24 PM »

a cute video of charlettonburg http://www.youtube.com/wa...LK7bE&feature=related
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2010, 03:34:39 PM »

My God, these gardens! Another grand topic with grand pics. Wink I need to leave now, I'll surely come here again later or tomorrow. Please, keep posting amazing pics! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2011, 03:47:51 PM »

Rebuilding a Palace May Become a Grand Blunder

http://www.nytimes.com/20...broad.html?pagewanted=all

anyone knows if they are still going to build the palace or because of the crisis it has been stop?
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2011, 02:41:03 AM »

Naturally I am late to the party  Crap  But THANKYOU and  Star to you Miss Waynefleet and Rearden!  Jumping
And a  Star to Odette just because. Yes
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