The Brandenburg Gate is probably one of the best, if not the best, well known landmarks in Berlin. Indeed, I think few people will disagree with me if I replace the word “Berlin” with “Germany” in the previous statement. The gate was built as a sign of peace from 1788-1791 but like many other historical monuments, it was badly damaged in World War II and major restoration work was done to bring it back to the current state.
This picture was taken in our winter trip to Berlin few years ago. If I remembered correctly, we planned to visit it in the daytime. However, we have overran a bit in our schedule and when we arrived the site, the Sun was gone already (even though it’s just around 4:30pm!). Since I didn’t have a tripod with me (and even if I had, it’s difficult to set it up as there were lots of people around), it was really very difficult to take a nice and sharp picture. After digging through many complete failures, this picture was the only one I think I can show to others.
Hopefully I’d have chance to visit it again – in daytime. I really love Berlin as it’s full of historical heritage and it’s like a living classroom for World War II history.