Schloss Charlottenburg: We took the UBahn, i.e. the metro, as the schloss or castle was located pretty far west of the city; it's comprised of the main building, the Altes Schloss or old castle, a baroque Prussian palace built for Friedrich Wilhelm (F.W.) 1 and Sophie Charlotte and 3 smaller structures: the Neue (New) Pavilion designed for F.W. 111 as a summer refuge modeled on a village in Naples; Belvedere, built in 1788 as a teahouse for F.W 11; and the Mausoleum built in 1810 for the final resting place of Queen Luise but twice expanded to make room for other royals.
|Entering Schloss Charlottenburg's Altes Schloss|
|Me and my Adonis, aka Steven|
|Equestrian Statue of the Great Elector|
|Loved this Porcelanin Chamber containing |
many hundred of pieces of porcelain.
|2600 pieces of silver on this table!|
Sure glad I don't have the job of polishing all that.
|Now tell me - who wouldn't to eat lunch with Moby Dick going past you?|
|Views of the Schloss from the back.|
Belvedere: There were indeed lots of other beautiful things to take pictures of inside but I didn't!
|Mary Pat: don't these pieces of china from the 1800's|
look exactly like the Portmeirion china we both love?!