Okay, forgive me for my fixation on Berlin, but all in all it was a fantastic trip and there was so so much I wanted to write about.
This palace was important in Frederick’s “get-away” life…apparently his wife never set foot inside! Plus the whole palace was built on the cheap, according to my German guide…they actually used trompe l’oeil bricks on the outside of this gigantic building instead of the real thing ! The palace has a classic grandeur about it, however, the surrounding smaller buildings are far more intriguing from an architectural point of view.
As they say, “seek and you shall find”, and sure enough I found one room inside the main palace called The Grotto that blew me away.
I’ve got to admit I was quite enamored with the design execution … I mean it is not your run of the mill 18th century Rococo room…Louie XV was probably drooling!!!
And I wanted to be sure and share it with you. Take a peak and let me know what you think.
Also, check out some of my photos of the surrounding buildings to Sanssouci…they are really quite exquisite and charming.
Ciao, ciao ’til Thursday!