Signs of wealth


Beautiful details abound in every room of Schloss Charlottenburg. The Emperors and Royals  who called this place home certainly didn't spare anything when it came to showing their wealth.

The horse crest seen here represents the coat of arms of the Duchy of Saxony, which was made up of the present day states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The crest was probably added after the marriage of Augusta of Saxony to Wilhelm I of Prussia to symbolize the unity of the two German states. For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

17 comments:

  1. Amazing detail and very impressive.

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  2. If you want to impress a bit of gold is never wrong (undoubtedly paid by others). Great details here.

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  3. Conspicuous opulence....it seems to be in fashion today.

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  4. Ostentatiously beautiful. I'm thinking they were spending mostly the peoples wealth...

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  5. The details are beautiful indeed:)

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  6. One of the perks of living in Europe -you get to see a lot of castles and palaces. This is really beautiful! Thank you for your comment on SEASONS today! We choose it because our grand daughters wanted to try that one out. The hamburgers are impressive -I had one with steak -restaurant quality:)
    But...you forgot to leave a thumbnail for the linky list, of you thought it might not fit?
    Any experience during this season goes:) So, it goes much beyond landscapes! But for some reason most of them did this week.
    Hope you still will join in - link is open till 7 pm, US Pacific time) and otherwise hope to see you next week (link is open Mon-Wed). Have a great rest of the week!

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  7. The rich were very rich in those days!

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  8. I guess there's never too much bling when you've got an enormous treasury at your disposal.

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  9. Gold does have a way of showing off!

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