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My World in Siegestor or Victory gate in Munich, Germany

I had seen this architecture for some times already.The Siegestor or Victory Gate in Munich is a three-arched triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga, similar in style to the Arch of Constantine in Rome, the Marble Arch in London, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. It is located between the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Ohmstraße, on the intersection of the Leopoldstrasse and the Ludwigstrasse.

Here is the picture I took last November 2009.

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HISTORY

The gate was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, designed by Friedrich von Gärtner and completed by Eduard Mezger in 1852. The quadriga was created by Martin von Wagner. The gate was originally dedicated to the glory of the Bavarian army (dem bayerischen Heere zum Ruhme). Today the Siegestor is a monument and reminder to peace. After sustaining heavy damage in World War II, the gate was - similar to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin - reconstructed and restored only partially. The inscription on the back side is by Wilhelm Hausenstein and reads Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Krieg zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend, which translates as "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, reminding of peace". In the last couple of years, the statues that remained were meticulously cleaned and restored. The Siegestor is 21 meters high, 24 Meters wide, and 12 meters deep. wikipedia

3 comments:

Bill said...

Thanks for showing the Siegestor.

TeacherJulie said...

Lovely place :)

My WW:
http://greenbucks.teacherjulie.com/2010/03/09/the-beach-so-near-yet-so-far/

Marites said...

a piece of history that is really beautiful! my world is here.

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