Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Visit to Walhalla, The Parthenon in Bayern, Germany

You might be thinking that only Greece has a Parthenon. Germany has also one. This is the so-called Walhalla which is the hall of fame of famous and distinguished German people in history. I have been to this place for three time already and still want to come back. I wish to share more pictures from the inside next time. I still need to search for it in my picture folder.

taken during my visit in Feb. 2008

The Walhalla is a hall of fame for "laudable and distinguished Germans" resp. "famous personalities in German history – politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists" "of the German tongue"[1], housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River east of Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria, when he had become King, and was built between 1830 and 1842 by the architect Leo von Klenze. The Walhalla hosts about 65 placques and 130 busts of persons, covering 2000 years of history; as the oldest person honored is Arminius, victor in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in the year 9.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walhalla_temple

2 comments:

patricia said...

I'm not shocked at all! It's like saying that the Tokyo Tower may have a similarity to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Also I've took some pictures of Walhalla and compare it to Parthenon in Greece and you can really see the difference on the artworks.

Euroangel said...

Hi Patricia, visitid you back but i can't see your comment verification code. I mean there's no way to write it..please check your template..thanks for the visit!

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