Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Germany - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Neues Palais or New Palace in Potsdam, part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Denise, a postcrosser from Werder in Germany.
The ensemble of the chateaux and parks of Potsdam is an exceptional artistic achievement whose eclectic and evolutionary features reinforce its uniqueness: from Knobelsdorff to Schinkel and from Eyserbeck to Lenné, a series of architectural and landscaping masterpieces were built within a single space, illustrating opposing and reputedly irreconcilable styles without detracting from the harmony of a general composition, designed progressively over time.