Adolf Hitler at the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), Berlin - August 1st 1936 - Opening of the Summer Olympic Games - Looking Into The Past
I must confess that it felt just a bit eerie as I stood on the street yesterday and tried to line up the old pic in preparation to take the new image!
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which one formerly entered Berlin. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. The Brandenburg Gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks.
Old Pic August 1st 1936 - New Pic March 15th 2010.