Photographer's Note

The Schloßbrucke (Palace Bridge) in Berlin was built in the early 1800s and designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel to lead to the palace that was located on Museum Island. It is considered the most beautiful out of the numerous bridges in Berlin.

Atop the supporting pillars of the bridge are eight groups of figures fashioned from white Carrara marble, all sculpted between the years 1845-57. Eight different sculptors were chosen to create the masterpieces, in accordance with designs suggested by Schinkel himself. They show the development of a hero from early youth to manhood, and then to death on the battlefield and the taking of his body to Olympus.

Here, captured in the blue network of pipes you can see one of those sculptures called 'Nike instructs the boy in heroic history' (Emil Wolff, 1847).


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Additional Photos by Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
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