Back from Berlin

I’ve been in Berlin for a week, hence the lack of new posts. I also went to Potsdam where all the Hohenzollern palaces are. First, there’s Sanssouci (the main palace used by Frederick the Great, built from 1745-7):

with its intimate garden:

Of course, you can’t have just the one palace on the grounds so there’s also the Orangery Palace (built for Frederick IV in 1851):

and the Charlottenhof Palace (built for Frederick IV in 1826 when he was crown prince):

and the New Palace (built for showing off from 1763-9):

Then there were trifles such as the Chinese House (built from 1755-64):

There were also palaces in nearby Berlin–one can’t have too many palaces.

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