Shadowness - pingallery An art sharing site where artists can create a free portfolio. Reach to thousands of graphic designers, photographers and art enthusiasts. en Berlin - Tombs of the Prussian Royal Family <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />When Queen Louise on 19 July 1810 at Castle Hohenzieritz in Mecklenburg-Strelitz died far too young at the age of 34 years, was a wave of sympathy across Germany and Europe. A whole century was governed Prussia and then the German empire by its husband and its two oldest sons, Friedrich Wilhelm III. (1797-1840), Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (1840-1858) and emperor Wilhelm I. (1858/1871 1888). After seventeen years of marriage, is moving its final resting place of Queen Luise in a mausoleum with a portico of four Doric columns of the Brandenburg granite, a few minutes behind the left wing of the Charlottenburg Palace. The transfer of their Sarges from lock Hohenzieritz to Berlin in six days was a national event, and, where the horses were changed, are today still monuments and motives for memory. The architect Heinrich Gentz was commissioned to build a mausoleum in the Park of Charlottenburg Palace immediately. Karl Friedrich Schinkel was involved in the works, also the king himself took interest in the draughts. For the construction the materials could be used, which were no longer needed in other places, such as pillars or Oranienburg Palace from the steps from the park of Sanssouci. Thus it was possible to make the building ready in about five months. On 23 December 1810 found the Queen there, their final resting place. The sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch created a sculpture which is regarded as a masterpiece of the Berlin sculptor school for their sarcophagus. In the vault, including the four Tin coffins with the bones of the dead store. The heart of Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (1795-1861) is sunk into the floor of the crypt. The place developed rapidly to a cult place for the admiration of the deceased queen. The subsequent onset of Luis cult is unprecedented in German history. The popularity of Luise justifies itself not only in the tragically early death of a tenfold mother, but also in their nature stressness and easiness, their public-friendliness and their self-sacrificing patriotism in of Prussia heaviest times, because it against-placed itself the Eroberungsgelüsten Napoleon courageously and held representatively of their hesitant husband the conversations with Napoleon. <i>Sorry for my bad English!</i> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:22:09 -0400 Eosander chapel at Charlottenburg Palace <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Berlin's exceedingly stately Royal Castle is the beautiful Charlottenburg alace. The castle is surrounded by equally magnificent symmetric landscaped gardens which is bounded by the river Spree. Anyone who loves old magnificent buildings will have on the building's delight. The harlottenburg Palace presents the serene and lavish side of Prussia. A touch of Versailles may have envisioned the first king of Prussia in the expansion of Charlottenburg Palace. In the castle the historical living rooms of the royal family to Hohenzollern, exhibitions of paintings and a porcelain cabinet can be visited. The interior equipment itself is magnificent and noble, the whole maybe already a little bit sometimes looks kitschy. The porcelain cabinet with verspiegelten walls, the castle chapel and the oaken gallery are exceedingly interesting, evertheless if one can see about decorations too much away. The Builder of the Castle, Johann Friedrich Eosander, had provided no place for an organ in the chapel. So, Schnitger here before a demanding task was made. Old documents show that was very satisfied with the result. Unfortunately was in World War II, although outsourced, a robbery of the flames. 1970 Reconstruction after old Aufmaßen by Karl Schuke, Berlin. Today, it is a reconstructed organ in the Eosander Chapel. <i>Sorry for my bad English!</i> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:31:08 -0400 Ossuary in Sedlec <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The town Kutna Hora lies about 70 km southeast from Prague removes in Czechia. By her historical core is the town of European meaning and belongs, hence, also since 1995 to the UNESCO-world cultural heritage. In the part of town of Sedletz one finds the cemetery. This cemetery was big enough, however, it came to the shortage of space, because epidemic and the wars more and more places were required by the plague. Hence, a charnel-house, the Sedletz-Ossarium originated in the 14th century under the cemetery chapel. One says that the pyramids of skeletons were in the cellar of about 40,000 people from what the bones were artistically processed by about 10,000 people to form decorations and fitments for the church building, the work of a blind monk who lived all around 1510. The wood carver Frantisek Rint took over the sacred decorations and the preparation, nevertheless, in the 19th century. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:48:16 -0400 Prague - Old Town Square <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 03:48:17 -0500 Ljubljana - Cathedral of St. Nicholas <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:11:31 -0500 Prague - Interior of Church of St Nicholas I <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />If you come across Charles Bridge, past the bridge towers of Lesser Town, one encounters a few hundred meters directly to the St. Nicholas Church. She is undoubtedly one of the most prominent landmarks of Prague and is considered one of the most beautiful and magnificent churches of the Baroque era in Europe. Even more impressive than its exterior, the interior of the church. It is equipped with the architecture and ornamentation of the Baroque. Particularly noteworthy is a 1500 square-foot ceiling paintings with images from the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra. This painting is remarkable, but it is one of the largest such paintings. The St. Nicholas church was a Gothic building and the parish church of the city before the Tyn Church was built. It was during the Counter Reformation of the Czech lands in the 1600s taken over by Benedictine monks, and then in a baroque style in the 1700s by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer rebuilt. The side which is facing towards the old town hall, is especially impressive because she had to match the luxuriance, which was put on display in this area. On the inside are many statues, altars, pictures and side chapels of many different holy ones. The statues of the four eastern church fathers before the columns of the dome are particularly remarkable: those hl. Kyrill of Alexandria, the Johannes Golmund, the Gregorius of Nazianz and the Basilius that large ones. In the ornament took part outstanding artists of the baroque time, which rare materials, gold platings and artificial marble used. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:41:57 -0400 Prague Grand Cafe <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The Café is very tastefully decorated in Art Nouveau style. With a little luck, you caught a seat by the window. From there one has a magnificent view of the Apostle train in the old town hall tower, where to each full hour the Apostel to roll past!! That is also the reason, why this café is so popular with tourists. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:39:49 -0500 Castle of Ljubljana <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><p>Ljubljana (German Ljubljana, Lubiana Italian, Latin Labacum) is the capital and at the same time the largest city in Slovenia. There are at least two explanations for the origin of the Slovenian name of the city: after the one he comes from ljubljena (beloved town), aluviana after the other from the Latin name of the River. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Ljubljana">Here</a>  you can learn more about this interesting city! <b>Castle of Ljubljana - Ljubljanski grad<br></b>The castle of Ljubljana is the most obvious Charakteristium Ljubljanas. The castle is an attractive tourist point as well as scene of numerous cultural events, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, conventions and Protocol receptions, which lend a special coinage to the happening in the city Ljubljana in the pictorial ambience of the castle. The observation tower offers the most beautiful prospect on Ljubljana and the environment. It was in place of "Tower of the Stadtpfeifer" built, which was torn off 1813 under French crew. Later a signal tower was established here, in which a guard lived. <br><i>Sorry for my bad English!</i></p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:59:22 -0500 Three Girls and a Boy <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><i>Originattitel: Skulptur "Drei Mädchen und ein Knabe" by Wilfried Fitzenreiter</i> Directly across from the Berlin Cathedral, sit 4 bronze figures on a parapet. A girl looks at the St. Wolfgang-Strasse, while other three figures consider themselves the activity on the Spree. The 4 bronze figures were for the first time 1988, with a corresponding fountain base, at the former Palace Hotel installed.The well was used within the scope of one hotel new buildings (Radisson Blu hotel, Berlin) and the figures found a new place in the Spree promenade. PS: Who still do not know, in the background is my favorite scene: - The Berlin Cathedral - to see! <i>Sorry for my bad English!</i> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:46:49 -0400 Ljubljana - Church of St. Michael <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:08:19 -0500