• Summer Palace Potsdam Berlin Germany

    Image ID
    FOT907836
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    11.1 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5343 x 3422 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    452 x 290 mm
    17.8 x 11.4 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Summer Palace Potsdam Berlin Germany Sanssouci rococo Frederick the Great King of Prussia stock image stock photo
    Description
    Sanssouci is the name of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. The palace was designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to fulfill King Frederick's need for a private residence where he could relax away from the pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court. The palace's name emphasises this; it is a French phrase (sans souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", symbolising that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power. The palace is little more than a large single-storey villa—more like the Château de Marly than Versailles. Containing just ten principal rooms, it was built on the brow of a terraced hill at the centre of the park. (Wikipedia)
    Uploader
    Alan Reed
    Contributor
    Alan Reed
    Date Taken
    2010-10-31
    Uploaded on
    2011-10-19
    Collection
    Berlin, Germany
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Palaces
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    many
    Dominant colour
    #A09060