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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate - berlin, quadriga, brandenburg gate, gate, germany, brandenburg
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*Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the intersection of Unter den Linden and Ebertstra├če, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. The Brandenburg Gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks.

*The Brandenburg Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways. Citizens originally were allowed to use only the outermost two. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

*The Gate's design is based upon the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and is consistent with Berlin's history of architectural classicism (first, Baroque, and then neo-Palladian). The Gate was the first "Athens on the River Spree" by architect Karl Gotthard von Langhans. The capital Quadriga was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow.
Eremit Uploaded by Eremit on . Brandenburg Gate - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Brandenburg Gate. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 77719. *Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the intersection of Unter den Linden and Ebertstra├če, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. The Brandenburg Gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks.

*The Brandenburg Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways. Citizens originally were allowed to use only the outermost two. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

*The Gate's design is based upon the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and is consistent with Berlin's history of architectural classicism (first, Baroque, and then neo-Palladian). The Gate was the first "Athens on the River Spree" by architect Karl Gotthard von Langhans. The capital Quadriga was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow.
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Wallpaper Comments (12)

fear.nessie
Posted by fear.nessie on 05/21/11 at 08:30 AM
very very nice....... especially at night...
rebel4444
Posted by rebel4444 on 01/28/11 at 12:06 PM
my home land, my heritage, it's awsome :)
Kathy283
Posted by Kathy283 on 05/12/09 at 12:46 AM
Very nice I like it
GuestPosted by Sandra (Guest) on 04/23/09 at 10:59 PM
This is VERY NICE!! BEAUTIFUL!!
JagerderGrosse
Posted by JagerderGrosse on 04/23/09 at 04:25 PM
Sehr Gut!
tedisoo
Posted by tedisoo on 04/23/09 at 03:21 PM
This is great! Beautiful Eremit!
spanish_girl
Posted by spanish_girl on 04/23/09 at 02:44 PM
beautiful and famouse gate!!i've always wanted to go there and see it by myself..
onuphrius
Posted by onuphrius on 04/23/09 at 11:46 AM
Very cool
Fides_et_Ratio
Posted by Fides_et_Ratio on 04/23/09 at 10:27 AM
cool building
Eremit
Posted by Eremit on 04/23/09 at 07:58 AM
All a matter of taste
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Total Downloads: 2,323
Times Favorited: 12
Uploaded By: Eremit
Date Uploaded: April 23, 2009
Filename: _r_Tor_005153_.jpg
Original Resolution: 1600x1200
File Size: 342.39KB
Category: Ancient

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