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Siegessäule
Tiergarten-Berlin

The Victory Column is a monument in Berlin, Germany. Designed by Heinrich Strack after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War, by the time it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. Different from the original plans, these later victories in the so-called unification wars inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 meters high and weighing 35 tonnes, designed by Friedrich Drake. Berliners, with their fondness for giving nicknames to buildings, call the statue Goldelse, meaning something like "Golden Lizzy".

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Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Très intéressant article! La photo est superbe!
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Rymie Jolie
Merci beaucoup Rymie Jolie !!!
6 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
magnifique !
bonne journée
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Claudine Gaulier-Den…
Merci beaucoup Claudine !!
6 years ago.