Posts Tagged ‘Brandenburg Gate’

Brandenburg Gate

May 11, 2019

Located outside Tiergarten not far from the River Spree the Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II.

At Potsdamer Platz a small section of the Berlin Wall can be found, one small section covered in graffiti, a longer section information on the Berlin Wall.

From Potsdamer Platz entered and walked along the edge of Tiergarten, then headed across the road to Brandenburg Gate.

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.

The Brandenburg Gate became part of the Berlin Wall, standing as a symbolic gateway between East and West. It was here that President Ronald Reagan stood: Mr Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!

I was not overly impressed. The rain probably did not help.

It would appear to be where demonstrations take place.  One calling for the restoration of the monarchy in Iran, the other Falun Gong opposing repression in China.

I was obliged to take shelter in Starbucks. Used wifi, and no, did not take a coffee.

I then crossed a bridge over the River Spree, walked along the river, headed to Refinery, an excellent coffee shop.

Scorpions Live at Brandenburg Gate

January 2, 2012

1 million people rocked it like a hurricane last night. — Rudolf Schenker

Germany saw the New Year in with the Scorpions playing live in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

I am hoping some kind soul will upload the entire concert in HD to youtube.