The Brandenburg Gate

Wednesday, 16th November 2005 by

This is Berlin’s world famous triumphal arch, The Brandenburg Gate, which these days symbolises the freedom and unity of the city. Built in 1771, it is the only remaining one of a series of eighteen gates through which people originally had access to the city. The gate is topped by the Quadriga, a statue of the goddess of peace driving a four-horse chariot, which I think you can see right in the middle of our thumbnail. Ironically the gate was incorporated into the Berlin wall during the Cold War.

Thanks to Carl Russmann, Salinga, merien_took, Caius Toneriko, Roland, Andy Steffen, Kristian, Rick Herrmann, Frank Castle, JensMinor, Bodo, Chris, Thomas van Longerich and finally Blou.