Willy-Brandt-Saal


I am afraid most people outside of Germany probably don't know Willy Brandt (although he did win a Nobel Peace Prize!). He was mayor of West Berlin when Kennedy made his famous speech here at the Rathaus Schöneberg and he also offered some inspiring words of his own (only his were in German).  Brandt later served as Chancellor of West Germany under the Social Democratic party. He was loved by Berliners and the German people in general for his passion and integrity.

I think it's fitting the nicest room in City Hall is named for him. I just love those big windows and all the light. You can read more about Brandt by clicking on his name above, it's worth your time.

16 comments:

  1. I remember Brandt, very charismatic politician. again this room has beautiful light

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  2. What ? People outside Germany do not know Willy Brandt, what a shame ! He was a loyal great politician and not corrupted as the whole political stuff all over the world.

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  3. No, I remember him!

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    1. You're right, the light comes in beautifully into that space.

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  4. The windows are impressive ... floor to ceiling with a very tall ceiling ... also it looks like there is space to give leg room between the rows of chairs.

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  5. Wonderful. I love all the windows!

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  6. Don't kid yourself I remember they guy.

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  7. Yes I think he was more famous outside Germany then you think.

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  8. Great looking room, captured perfectly on b&w!

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  9. Willy Brandt is very fondly remembered by many people in -and outside of Germany. One of the "good " guys.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. I do know him ! but my memories are so bad, I guess I need to read again about him...
    have a nice week end. !
    by the way: nice meeting room : I do love the light...

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  11. The light is great in this photo.

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  12. I definitely remember Willy Brandt. He was a very big deal "back in the day."

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