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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Weekly Activities/ Day 17/ Activity 1/ Week 4

Activity 1
On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
I would like visit the Brandenburg gate because It looks very interesting and I would love to learn more about the Brandenburg gate.  When I saw the picture of the Brandenburg Gate, questions started to pop in my head… is there a story behind this Brandenburg Gate? or whose idea was it to built this magnificent gate?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Von
    I also wonder about the same things. I want to find out why something was created and who wanted to make it. Keep up the awesome work.
    Daniel

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    1. Hi Von and Daniel,

      You are not alone. I, too, have wondered exactly the same thing about many of the iconic landmarks both here in New Zealand and overseas. When I did a quick search on the internet, I learned that the Brandenburg gate was built in the late 1780s as a sign of peace. It was originally much smaller and one of 18 gates that surrounded the city of Berlin. It has subsequently been damaged a number of times and rebuilt. It was most recently refurbished or restored in 2000.

      I had the chance to visit Berlin a few years ago with my sister and we stood in front of the gate and just marveled at its size and appearance. It truly is a stunning piece of architecture.

      I hope that both of you will have the chance to stand in front of it one day and marvel at it as well :-)

      Auf Wiedersehen (Bye for now),

      Rachel

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