The Reichstag, Berlin

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The German Parliament Building, enjoy walking around and be amazed of the structure and combination of a modern and old architecture.

I was here last November on Holiday with my girlfriend, we saw many sites in Berlin including this one. There is a lot of History to this building as it was built in 1893. It was set on fire in 1933 and was left in ruins until it was fixed with the help of Norman Foster. He put the glass dome on the top.

The line to get in was really long so we walk around the outside admiring this building and the complex around it. There is a really cool mix of new and old architecture that houses the German political machine and it is worth walking around to see the juxtaposition of styles and materials used in these buildings.

Someone had set up a small stall showing artifacts from the area during its most troublesome period. It had things like a big truncheon which had the label “LARGE TRUNCHEON FROM COMMUNIST FORCES. ALSO KNOWN AS THE SOCIALIST PERSUADER”.

written by tommynorth on 2009-03-24 in #world #locations #architecture #berlin #germany #structure #walking

2 Comments

  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Really nice shots - I´m wandering that there are not more tourists on the pics because that place is usually quite crowded!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! Shot N°1 is superb !

  3. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    amazing picz! beautiful!

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