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1. A closer view of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall 21. This pair of trees in the Tiergarten seemed interesting due to the many branches
2. Exterior close-up view of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall 22. The rose & flower garden found in part of the Tiergarten
3. Across the street from the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall is the Preussischer Landtag (old Prussian parliament) 23. A close-up on a flower-covered column
4. Statue in front of the Preussischer Landtag 24. Sitting area in the garden
5. Explanation in German of the statue in front of the Preussischer Landtag 25. A sculpture of a stag presides over the flower garden
6. The Sony Center, where there is a miniature version of California's "Lego-Land," an IMAX 3-D theatre, a film museum, a brewery and other shops. 26. A statue in the flower garden
7. Entrance to the Lego-Land feature 27. A bridge guarded by a regal bird
8. Another view of the Sony Center 28. The profile of the same bird carving
9. Opening to the interior plaza of the Sony Center 29. Tiergarten statues from left to right: (1)Hasenhetze (2)Fuchsjagd
10. Nearby unusually colored DKV building 30. The stream spreads out into a pond in this portion of the Tiergarten
11. Philharmonie (the Philharmonic hall), home to the Berlin Symphony Orchestra 31. A swan is seen in the Tiergarten
12. The Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal) is a momument to the Soviets achieving victory over the German Army in Berlin in May 1945. The Battle of Berlin had been one of the deadliest in Europe in World War II. 32. The Kaiser Friedrich Gedachtnisk church at the western edge of the Tiergarten features a long spiral staircase up the bell tower
13. The Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal) 33. Several statues surround the main circle in the central-western portion of the Tier Garten. This one represents Otto von Bismarck who worked to unify Germany in the 1800's.
14. The Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal) 34. Close-up view of a portion of the Bismarck monument
15. One of quite a number of bright shiny gold adornments found on monuments of Berlin is this one atop the The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal 35. Close-up view of a portion of the Bismarck monument
16. I begin a long tour on foot of the Tiergarten, which contains many dozens of trails, a long windy stream, small bridges, and dozens of monuments 36. At the center of the traffic circle is the Siegessaule ("Victory Column") The 227-foot granite, sandstone, and bronze column has a spiral stairwell that allows visitors to climb to the top for a splendid view of Berlin.
17. The monument that serves as a tribute to the famous musicians Beethoven, Hayden, and Mozart, was cordoned off for improvements, but you can get the idea of the monument from the picture and the adornments showing. 37. Explanation of the meaning of the Siegessaule monument. It became the first national monument in the newly formed German Empire
18. This monument in the Tiergarten was abbreviated as the "Florapl. Amazone." 38. Close-up of the winged goddess at the top of the Siegessaule
19. Monument to composer Richard Wagner in the Tiergarten 39. Explanation of the meaning of the winged goddess, named "Victoria."
20. The winding stream or river in the Tiergarten 40. Mosaic frieze at the base of the Siegessaule which shows many famous figures in the founding of the German Empire in the 1800's.


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