Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.84.
Entitled – Berlin. Panorama of the City.
From a Photo by The Berlin Photographic Co.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Berlin. – From Hamburg to the capital of the German Empire is a journey of three hours by rail.
Berlin has a population of about a million and a half, including the garrison of 20,000 men.
The city lies in an extensive sandy plain on the Spree, and its present area is about twenty-five miles.
There are twenty different districts, subdivided into 326 municipalities, and seventy-one police sections.
In external appearance Berlin lacks interest; its situation is unpicturesque, and it is deficient in historical buildings.
The town walls were removed in 1866.
The finest and busiest part of the city is a long line of streets extending from the Brandenburg Gate to the Royal Palace, and consisting of Unter den Linden, the Platz am Opernhaus, and the Lustgarten.
The Linden, a view of which is shown on our next page, is one of the finest streets in Europe; it is 196ft. wide, and derives its name from the avenues of lime trees, interspersed with chestnuts, with which it is planted.
This noble thoroughfare is flanked with shops, hotels, and palaces, and is two-thirds of a mile in length from the Brandenburg Gate to the Monument of Frederick the Great; the Linden is now lighted by electricity.
The Brandenburg Gate, at the west end of the Linden, was erected in 1793; it is 205ft. wide. 85ft. high, and contains five different passages, the middle one of which is reserved for Royal carriages.
The Royal Library, in the Opern-Platz, was erected in 1780, and contains about a million volumes and 1,500 manuscipts.
Opposite the Library is the Opera House, with its portico of six Corinthian columns; this theatre seats 1,800.
The buildings of the Arsenal form a square 295ft. each way, and they inclose a quadrangle 125ft. long.
One of the principal features of Berlin is the Thiergarten, a large park of 600 acres, partly consisting of natural forest.
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