Guardian


I found this rather large fellow standing guard over the Märkisches Museum. I've walked by this place many times and have always marveled at the architecture. Next Wednesday is the free day, so I think I'm going to go take a look inside!


Here's a little more info on our tall friend. His name is Roland of Brandenburg and he's a copy of the original, but made especially for the museum.

24 comments:

  1. Looks like the inside may well be worth a look, if the giant guard outside is anything to go by!

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  2. So I wonder where the original is?

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  3. Has he something to do with the 4 roland children. Perhaps you know after a museum visit.

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  4. My best wishes to Roland. :-)

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  5. And a big one! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. I dunno...he's awfully large and has a blank look on his face. Maybe someone should take away that sword? :)

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  7. oh yes, definitely go inside...i'm laughing at lowell's comment, that may be a good idea!

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  8. Lowell is absolutely right!

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  9. pretty neat! i think i need him standing at my gate. :)

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  10. The statue looks as if it was made from wood, but it most probably isn't.

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  11. It stands out so well against that wall.

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  12. The juxtaposition is really nice!

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  13. Roland looks like he might be a bit scary if seen at night and with some eerie light shining on him.

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  14. It's nice that he has a name!

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  15. Wow, that's impressive, I wouldn't want to argue with him...

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  16. Quite the gatekeeper! Very impressive scale!

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  17. Hah! Lowell has a good point! Maybe he's been standing in place a little too long!

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  18. The tall, thin soldier seems nicely matched against the tall, thin brick wall behind it.

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  19. He looks like the quiet type.

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