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Offline Robert_Hall

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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2010, 11:14:57 AM »
Violetta, thank you for the reply. My mistake, I should have read the entire thread. Amazing it survived all turmoil & destruction of 2 world wars.
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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2010, 11:26:39 AM »
Violetta, thank you for the reply. My mistake, I should have read the entire thread. Amazing it survived all turmoil & destruction of 2 world wars.




Don`t apologize Robert. I also sometimes start asking other forum members questions instead of reading the whole thread. Anyway, it seems that the palace didn`t suffer during world wars. one of the reasons for its being intact is the fact that the building housed hitler`s headquarters. so it was obviously taken care of  and protected.

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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2010, 05:18:21 AM »
entrance t the palace from the garden



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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2010, 05:20:50 AM »
dining room



reception room


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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2010, 05:24:24 AM »



entrance to the palace chapel

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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #110 on: September 10, 2010, 10:47:14 AM »
The palace has a wonderful , early "castle" feel and motif and architecture. The rooms have a great sense of knighthood and Teutonic imagery. Thanks for the pictures!
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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #111 on: September 10, 2010, 01:47:51 PM »
some more pictures

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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #112 on: September 10, 2010, 02:02:26 PM »
some more pictures






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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2010, 02:18:43 PM »
and more



an element of the throne room



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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #114 on: September 10, 2010, 02:33:09 PM »
from outside




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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #115 on: September 10, 2010, 04:39:27 PM »
The palace has a wonderful , early "castle" feel and motif and architecture. The rooms have a great sense of knighthood and Teutonic imagery. Thanks for the pictures!




I think it`s typically Teutonic. Very archetypal. this design is not incidental, it was to stress the power and centuries-old military traditions and achievements of the Hohenzollerns. It is not cosy or homely. It is to impress and intimidate

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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #116 on: September 10, 2010, 04:52:28 PM »
 No wonder Hitler liked the place! However, it looks interesting enough  to visit.
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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #117 on: September 10, 2010, 06:20:57 PM »
This style is definitely imposing, but I don't find it intimidatling per se. Many Churches have the same style--a neo classic somewhat Italianate look of heavy stone and archways. In fact, many college campuses have buidlings looking much the same. The strength it suggests woulld be attractive to most monarchs or dictators or elected officials who think they are dictators, so it might not be fair to the Hohenzollerns to label it particularly hitlerian, imho.
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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #118 on: September 10, 2010, 06:32:33 PM »
 I agree with you, HK, and  I by no means meant Hitler had anything to do with the design of the place.  Just that it fit his ego. After all, he considered himself  "successor" to the Hohenzollerns. 3rd Reich and all that nonsense. I am still taken aback that it survived the Soviet invasion and the subsequent  Communist rule in Poland. It does look remarkably intacct Especially when one  knows so much of Poland was left in ruins.
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Re: Wilhelm II`s palace in Poznan (formerly known as Pozen) in Poland
« Reply #119 on: September 11, 2010, 06:57:27 AM »
and some more