A Golden Beauty

Yesterday I shared some photos of the Tiergarten, the largest park in Berlin, Germany. In the middle of the park you can find the Siegessaule. It’s easy to find since the Victory Column is over 200 feet (62 meters). The column commemorates the 1864 Prussian victory against Denmark. Two more victories, against Austria in 1866 and against France in 1871, were marked by adding a statue of the goddess Victoria. She weighs 35 tons. If you are adventurous, you can climb to the top. There was an entrance fee, but I can’t remember how much. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity since I heard the views were wonderful. They were. Also, there is beautiful artwork to see. Below you will find some of the photos I took.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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28 Responses to A Golden Beauty

  1. Myra GB says:

    How absolutely beautiful. I didn’t get a chance to visit this place.

  2. Carl V. says:

    Love that shot looking down the spiral staircase!

  3. sued51 says:

    Wow that artwork is incredible! I like the shot looking up at the statue…

  4. niasunset says:

    Beautiful photographs… Loved them all dear TBM, Thanks and Love, nia

  5. Beth Ann says:

    Love them all. Looks so elegant and extravagant!

  6. Madhu says:

    Lovely post TBM. The staircase shot is truly cool!

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    She’s very beautiful…and 35 tons…wow! The artwork is also amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Nandini says:

    Golden, I love it! Great photos, TBM.

  9. Sartenada says:

    Great Berlin photos. We have been there but it is so many years that I cannot remember the year. Someday we’ll rent an apartment there and we take our time to see it thoroughly.

    • TBM says:

      That would be ideal. there is so much to do and see. And, it is always nice to have time to spend in one place to really get to know the history, culture, and people. I hope you can!

  10. zelmare says:

    Oh this is lovely! The statue is magnificent, the view to die for and the paintings…*sigh* 🙂 Thanks, I really enjoyed that.

  11. fgassette says:

    Love your post and the angles of some of the photos. The art work is amazing.


  12. Jo Bryant says:

    wow – you know I would never make it up those stairs…I hate those types of stairs

    • TBM says:

      I was getting a little dizzy. I did take some breaks and kept saying, “Just a few more steps.” Good thing I’m not very bright or I would have figured out I was lying to myself. It was a lot more than a few steps. The view was nice though.

  13. blueberriejournal says:

    When I lived in Berlin I climbed the Siegessäule with literally every visitor we had. I can’t remember how many times. The last pic is new to me, it didn’t exist back then and the ground floor was indeed full of graffiti…

    • TBM says:

      I find it appalling that people write and draw pictures on historical landmarks. If I climbed this on a regular basis I would be in better shape 🙂

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