Monday, October 21, 2013

National Gallery, Museum Island, Berlin - GERMANY - UNESCO #896

Berlin is one of the few European capitals I've never visited (probably because I can't speak a word in German) but the will to know it is growing fast thanks to all the beautiful cards I receive from there and the things I read about it - The Museum Island will be one of the sites I'll not miss for sure. Thank you very much Nikalie, I really like this nightview, my 12th UNESCO site in Germany and the 193th in my collection - only 788 to the end. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
UNESCO #896 - Museum Island, Berlin - GERMANY  
The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. Each museum was designed so as to establish an organic connection with the art it houses. The importance of the museum's collections – which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages – is enhanced by the urban and architectural quality of the buildings.

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