Berlin at a Glance, Germany
Stock Photography By Christina Jablonski
Berlin is the city where the East meets the West, where the modern buildings and neat green spaces run the length of what once was the Berlin Wall. Then there are quarters where the churches and opulent palaces, elegant gardens, galleries and museums exhibiting treasures from the past, not only German but also those from other countries. With many cafes and restaurants, great shopping places and an interesting nightlife scene Berlin is a city not to be missed on any European tour.
Photo Captions for Berlin at a Glance, Germany
Image #1. Reichstag, Berlin, Germany This nineteenth century building is housing the German Parliament.
Image #2. Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany The glass dome on the Reichstag building was designed by an English architect specialising in the high tech constructions, Sir Norman Foster
Image #3. Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany The late nineteenth century Reichstag building is the seat of the German Parliament. Here it was photographed at sunset.
Image #4. Hotel Aldon, Berlin, Germany Hotel Aldon Kempinski near the Brandenburg Gate in the last rays of the setting sun.
Image #5. Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany A boulevard Under the Linden Trees in the historic centre of Berlin runs from the Brandenburg Gate east towards the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrucke), the Museum Island. The first linden trees planted in the mid seventeenth century were destroyed in the WWII, then replanted in the 1950s.
Image #6. Berlin Cathedral, Germany The Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) is located in a historical neighbourhood on the Museum Island.
Image #7. The National Gallery, Berlin, Germany Alte Nationalgalerie (the National Gallery) was opened in 1876, and housing collection of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Image #8. Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany The Gendarmenmarkt Square with the Konzerthaus Hall on the left and the French Cathedral on the left
Image #9. Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany The palace was built at the end of the seventeenth century by Friedrich I of Prussia for his beloved wife Sophie Charlotte of Hanover. When she died in 1705 age 36 of pneumonia, he named the palace after her. Her eldest brother George Louis became King George I (1714)
Image #10. Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany Flowers and fruit painted on the porcelain plate, Charlottenburg porcelain collection
Image #11. Belvedere, Charlottenburg Palace, Germany On the grounds of the Charlottenburg Palace stands a smaller one, Belvedere surrounded by lush greenery. Inside there is a large collection of porcelain.
Image #12. The Spree River, Berlin, Germany This photo was taken from the bank of the river passing the Charlottenburg palace grounds.
Image #13. Charlottenburg Gardens, Berlin, Germany A stream crossing the Charlottenburg Gardens
Image #14. Charlottenburg Gardens, Berlin, Germany The cone shaped trees line the formal parts of the French Gardens on both sides.
Image #15. Charlottenburg garden, Berlin, Germany Originally designed in the French style, the gardens were destroyed in WWII; later they were restored in a mix of the formal French style and an English landscaped park.
Image #16. Charlottenburg museum, Berlin, Germany A painting on the porcelain plate, Charlottenburg porcelain collection
Image #17. Charlottenburg museum, Berlin, Germany A bust of Crown Princess of Prussia, Berlin, Charlottenburg museum
Image #18. Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany Statue of Friedrich Wilhelm I in front of the palace.
Image #19. Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany A tower of the Charlottenburg Palace.
Image #20. Aerial view of Berlin, Germany Another view from the Kolhoff Tower, St Matthew church on the bottom left.
Image #21. Architecture, Berlin, Germany The building is facing the Tilla Durieux Park, just separated from it by the row of linden trees and the street.
Image #22. Aerial view of Berlin, Germany This image was taken from the observation deck on the roof of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz. A building with the round roof is the Sony Centre, two yellow structures behind are the Philharmonic and the Chamber Music Halls.
Image #23. A fragment of the Berlin Wall, Germany The pictured piece of the Berlin Wall is mounted on the observation deck of the Kollhoff Tower in Potsdamer Platz
Image #24. Element of architecture, Berlin, Germany A cylindrical element is a part of a building that stands near Tilla Durieux Park and Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping centre.
Image #25. Tilla Durieux Park, Berlin, Germany The expanse of grass in the vicinity of the Potsdamer Platz flanked by rows of linden trees planted parallel to the modern buildings is a great place to relax during lunch break or a sunny afternoon.
Image #26. Potsdamer Street, Berlin, Germany An aerial view of Potsdamer Street with the office building, Kolonnaden on the right.
Image #27. Leipziger Platz, Berlin, Germany A part of the octagonal Leipziger Platz is visible from the Kollhoff Tower in the heart of the city. Now surrounded by modern buildings, the square was destroyed during the WWII.
Image #28. A city panorama, Berlin, Germany This image was taken from the observation deck on the roof of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz 1 in Berlin. A tall building on the horizon is Debis Tower.
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