31 October 2012

Berlin Boogie: Charlottenburg Neuer Pavilion

The last thing that I visited in the whole Charlottenburg Palace complex was the New Pavilion. This is an Italian villa that is located on the north side of the palace, and is now functioning as an art gallery, displaying the art that was procured by the original inhabitants of this palace.

The Lonely Planet Berlin guidebook that I had said that this pavilion was closed for renovation, but then that is outdated information, and by now, the pavilion is reopened and can be visited. As I bought a day ticket, I just showed my day ticket to the guard, and he whisked me through. For potential visitors, I suggest going ahead and buying a day ticket if one wants to thoroughly enjoy and learn about the lives of the Prussian royals that once inhabited this place. There are audio guides that accompany every building, and they definitely contain tons of information.

For this post, I am not going to post pictures of the Italian pavilion. Instead, I am going to post photos of details of the paintings that I have seen inside. Some of these depict scenes here in Berlin, while other depict other scenes from other parts of the world.













These are just a sampling of the immense amount of artistic treasures that I have seen. Seriously, I like this palace complex. It's an architectural museum, a historical museum, and an art gallery rolled into one. However, by the end of the day, I felt like I had information overload, that I just gladly went home and plopped down my sofa.

So there, my posts about Charlottenburg Palace are now concluded. For my next entry, there will be something about a different part of Berlin now. Stay tuned.

2 comments:

  1. The paintings are pretty awesome, it's like time-traveling! I like the old continent... I miss it sometimes. So much history!

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    1. Zhu,

      You're right. In North America, the further west you go, the thinner history is. I was in LA in May and they considered things built in the 1970s as "historical".

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