Sundown over The Brandenburg Gate quadriga.
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany.
It is located in the western part of the city centre of Berlin, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs.
The new gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. The Gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent of Buildings, and built between 1788 and 1791, replacing the earlier simple guard houses siding the original gate in the Customs Wall. The Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways. Citizens originally were allowed to use only the outermost two on each side. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory. However, the new gate was originally named the Peace Gate (German: Friedenstor) and the goddess could then also be interpreted as Eirene, the goddess of peace.
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Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-09-02 9:17
To me, a completely new image of this icon, and a beautiful one to. The statue makes such a fine silhouette and the colors of the sky are superb. A really cool composition to include the lamp which is in self so intricate and detailed. Really nicely done.
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-02 10:10
Very impressive picture.
I like the balance between the statue and the street lamp.
The global color is very special and give an interesting ambiance.
cornejo (22530) 2013-09-07 8:58
Hi John, interesting and very interesting backlight composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
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jrleborgne (1456) 2013-09-14 5:02
I like this sepia colour and this "kitsch " outlook. Good idea !