SANSSOUCI by GARAGELAND ()
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The Sanssouci Palace (German: Schloss Sanssouci) is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. The palace was designed/built by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to fulfill King Frederick's need for a private residence where he could relax away from the pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court. The palace's name emphasises this; it is a French phrase (sans souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "no worries" or "carefree", symbolising that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.
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Nice monochrome shot of this impressive structure & you even captured a romantic moment between a young couple. I'm a little puzzled by the statues at the very end of the structure - the other statues seem to be urns filled with plants, but the ones on the end just look like amorphous tumor-like blobs to me...