Photographer's Note

The famous quadriga on Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, from an unusual POV.
This classicistic gate of triumph was erected 1789 - 1793. After Prussia's losing the fourth coalition war in 1806, Napoleon ordered the statue to be dismantled and sent to Paris as a war booty.
Napoleon became a loser eventually. After the liberation wars, the Prussian army marched into Paris and quickly discovered the quadriga, which was promptly sent back, renovated and arranged in her proper place in 1814.
The warm-hearted, but acrid humour of the Berliners called her the "Retourkutsche" since (which can improvisedly be circumscribed as a "returning coach").

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