Here is a statue of Friedrich Wilhelm I – Frederick the Great.
He stands, in all weathers I might add, outside the Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin.
I’ve always liked horse statues: mainly because I like horses! And apparently there is no truth in the rumour of the rider having died due to battle if one or two of the horses hooves are raised. Sometimes it is the case, most often, not.
(You know, all four feet on the ground, death had nothing to do with battle; one foot raised, died due to wounds sustained in battle; two feet raised, died in battle; three feet in the air, the horse is a show off!)
Here’s a close up of the miserable guy at the bottom; forever waiting his turn to have a ride!
And here’s an unusual angle, shot from behind. I took this through the upstairs window inside the palace. Just look at that magnificent hair. I mean the guy, not the horse’s tail, though they do look very similar! (Yes, I know it is a wig – but still!)
And finally, a view of the grounds, also from the upstairs window of the palace. It looks like someone is having a go at ‘paint by numbers’. They’ve already filled in quite a bit of white on the left hand side. I must say, it does look better.
When you have finished touring the palace inside and out, you can go to the excellent gift shop and buy tons of great gifts to take back to your friends!