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The Reichstag, Berlin

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

3 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!

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    Yeah ! Shot N°1 is superb !

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  3. bravopires

    bravopires

    amazing picz! beautiful!

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