|Postdam: New Palace
||[Aug. 5th, 2015|01:02 pm]
Friday 31 July: Postdam: New Palace
Continuing onto Postdam, the one downside of hiring bike in germany horrible back pedal breaks causing all sort of problem to get used to especially when starting the bike :)
New Palace, considered to be the last great Prussian baroque palace, incredible and we didn't even see the marble hall but like a giant version of Sans Souci. This was bling overload, in the best kind of ways. Most surprising was the Grotto Hall, a huge ballroom with walls encrusted with shells, stones,marble, quartz , semi-precious stones and lots of creatures. I have seen many shell grottos but never of that size. The contract of rich pinks and gold was just stunning and somehow in the middle of all that gold one of the room to stand out the most was a beautiful grey one as it was like its wall just melted. I think of of the best one i have visited.
uni accross the road and previously the kitchen !!
the grotto hall!!!
more rococco goodness
the colours :)
where frederik the great died
the melting room
i though ucl was grand until i saw postdam uni !!!
outside whilst the marble hall being refurbished