Atop the Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Today’s Pic de Jour is a silhouette of the quadriga that tops Berlin’s emblematic Brandenburg Gate, a four-horse chariot driven by Victoria, the Roman Goddess of victory. The chariot was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow, and the gate completed in 1792. At a quick glance it appears that each of the horses are galloping in a different direction.

17-Sep-2007
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  1. Maria Falvey says

    Incredible shot! The clouds look like smoke and fire and you’re right, the horses do seem to be moving in different directions. I love this!

    1. Bob R says

      Yeah – I almost felt like climbing up there and straightening them out. 🙂

  2. Henry | @fotoeins says

    Victory is ours! Great dramatic light! Did you get a chance to see another and older version of the gate in nearby Potsdam?

    1. Bob R says

      Unfortunately no. Work brought me to Berlin about a dozen times but I never managed to leave the city limits. That’s not a complaint – Berlin is on the very short list of my favorite European capitals.

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  4. Laura says

    Excellent photo! We were there this weekend – loved it

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