Twice in Potsdam

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alf, May 19, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    646
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    The Neues Palais
    [​IMG]

    The Sans Souci
    [​IMG]

    Both with E-PL1 with 14-42mkI
     
    • Like Like x 6
  2. pointoneeight

    pointoneeight SC Regular

    37
    May 16, 2011
    Brighton, UK
    Lovely shots Alf. Can I ask when you took these? I'm going to Berlin this weekend for a bike race and hope that the weather is as good as you had! We pass through Potsdam though unfortunately I won't have time to explore. Next time hopefully!

    Also what are those portable buildings to the right of the Neues Palais, was there a festival there or something?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Real Name:
    BB
    Ah, what beautiful colors, and architecture - and what a day! Such a great counterpoint to what I'm looking at in my own little bit of the world, right now. Many thanks, Alf - I needed these.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    Impressive buildings and images.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    646
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Both pictures are from Sunday Morning - it was cold, and preparing for rain which dutifully arrived later in the afternoon. Both taken on the royal palace grounds in Potsdam, which is a short distance west of Berlin proper. The area is huge and it took us a few hours just to visit the Sans-Souci and walk to the Neues Palais and back.
    The structures you see belong to the restoration operation, which is working now on the second building of the Neues Palais. Some of them house the statues while restored.

    I think you'll enjoy Berlin, bikes are first class citizens there and I think your race will allow you to see a lot, even at your speed. Its beauty is wideangle :)
    Beware of the fact that as soon as it gets dark or cloudy, temperature drops seriously.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    Jack
    Beautiful colors Alf!

    And best wishes on the race PointOneEight!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Herman
    Incredidable images Alf-Wow-I like them a lot!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Nice shots. Wish we had a few more buildings like these in the western US. Have fun shotting them.
     
    • Like Like x 1