Monday, 9 April 2018

Crown Princess Vicky’s Berlin & Potsdam c1870

Princess Victoria (Vicky), the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, married Prince Frederick of Prussia in 1858. The volumes of letters between mother and daughter first published in the 1960s were fascinating for historians and readers. For years similar images of the Queen and Vicky’s family, both formal and informal, were reproduced. Photographs of the palaces in Berlin and Potsdam during the 1860s and 1870s are rare.

Photograph (below) of the Kronprinzen Palais in Berlin c1870 [Frerderick & Vicky]
 
Photograph (below) of the Altes Palais in Berlin c 1870 & Interiors – [Emperor Wilhelm I]
 

 
Photographs (below) of Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin c1870
 
 
 
Photographs (below) of the Neues Palais in Potsdam c1870 & Interiors [Frederick & Vicky]

 
 

 
Photograph (below) of Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam c1870
 
Photograph (below) of Orangerieschloss in Potsdam 1870 [King Frederick Wilhelm IV]
 
Photograph (below) of Babelsberg Palais in Potsdam c1870 [Emperor Wilhelm I]
Photograph (below) of the Marmorpalais (Marble Palace) in Potsdam c1870
 
The Altes and Kronprinzen palaces have been rebuilt, Charlottenburg and the Potsdam palaces restored.


8 comments:

  1. I've been to most of them! Potsdam is a beautiful place to visit.

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    1. I do like the aerials of Potsdam but the distances between palaces is vast! Have you seen the new book on the history of family life in the Neues Palais?

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  2. The third of the three images listed as being the Neues Palais of the Potsdam ensemble is actually the Stadtschloss in the city center of Potsdam proper. (The dome of St. Nikolaikirche looming in the background gives the appearance, in this image, of being part of the palace.) The City Palace was bombed and burnt out at the end of WWII, the ruins demolished in 1960. Along with other historical buildings in the center of Potsdam, the palace has been rebuilt - finished just five years ago - though the interiors are all modern.

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    1. Thank you Stephilius. I have edited the post deleting the Stadtschloss. I have more photos of the schloss but had decided to not include as it isn't familiar to many. It slipped in when attaching photos!

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    2. One must always be on guard; one never knows when a rogue schloss might slip in! ; )

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    3. How dare it!

      Thank goodness for readers and edit function!

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  3. Hey! Thanks you so much for sharing! One small comment from Potsdam, where I live:
    The third Image under "Photographs (below) of the Neues Palais in Potsdam c1870 & Interiors [Frederick & Vicky]" Is not "Neues Palais" but the "Stadtschloss" of Potsdam. Here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Palace,_Potsdam

    Again, thank you so much for sharing! Best L.

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    1. Thank you very much. I have deleted the photo as I wrote above as the schloss is not familiar to many.

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