Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 10

Vintage Stereoviews – Berlin & Potsdam

Berlin, Friedrichstraße (zum Vergrößern bitte auf das Bild klicken)

Neulich hat mein Freund Sebastian seine Sammlung antiker Stereokarten für mich geöffnet. Seinerzeit suchten wir ab und zu auch gemeinsam Antiquariate und Flohmärkte auf, durchwühlten stundenlang etliche Kästen mit entsprechenden Stereofotografien … und teilten dann die »Beute«. Wenn man bedenkt, dass wir damals oft auch 25,- DM für eine einzelne Karte bezahlten, sind wir nun doch froh, dass uns heute Scanner, Bildbearbeitungsprogramm und Fotodrucker zur Verfügung stehen und es uns somit leicht fällt, unsere Schätze untereinander zu tauschen und unsere Sammlungen zu ergänzen. Richtig froh bin ich darüber, hier nun auch einige historische Motive aus meiner Heimat zeigen zu können …

Eine Übersicht über vorangegangene und noch folgende »Blicke in die Welt um 1900« findest Du auf meiner Seite »antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder«.

Favorite Resort – Kroll’s Beer Garden, Berlin, Germany
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»Kroll’s Beer Garden is an immense establishment devoted to operatic and theatrical performances, to orchestral music, to eating and drinking, and to promenading in the open air. The garden is finely laid out and and covers a large area of ground. The best time to visit it is in the evening, for Berlin is then enjoying itself more than in the daytime. Tables are scattered among the trees and beside graveled walks, and there are also many tables under cover, so that the garden can be patronized in time of rain. The promenades are well lighted by electricity and the assemblage includes all classes of society, except the poorest, who are kept out by the admission fee collected at the gates. The ’beauty and fashion’ of Berlin go to Kroll’s Garden in great numbers, when not otherwise engaged; and one may see countesses and duchesses there, escorted by military gentlemen, whose decorations and uniform indicate that they are of high position.«

Royal Palace, a Product of Imperial Germany, Looking West from across River Spree, Berlin

Looking West from the City Hall, over Berlin, Germany

»The most important business district of Berlin is around the City Hall, from the tower of which we are taking this view. That great oblong mass of connected buildings is the royal palace, until lately the principal residence of the German emperor, but now a great museum of the decorative arts. That avenue in the upper righthand corner, with the double row of trees is Unter den Linden, the finest promenade in Berlin, leading past the University, the best clubs and cafés and the chief foreign embassies to the beautiful Tiergarten (Zoological Gardens).
The lofty domes beyond the palace to the left, crown two of the city’s finest churches. The one to the left is New Church, the one to the right the French Cathedral. The former is one of the most effective architectural designs in Berlin. Between these we can see the low gabled roof of the Royal Theater.
Though the history of Berlin dates back to ancient times, it is a modern city, and there is little in it that is more than 200 years old. Every recent ruler of Prussia has made the capital more ornate by adding fine streets and squares, bridges, palaces an museums, picture galleries and public buildings of every descriptions. Monuments and statues have been erected everywhere to keep green the memory of men and events that helped to build up Prussia and the empire. The most striking of the public monuments is the Victory Column, erected to commemorate the victories of the last century, which made Prussia the dominant power in Germany.
In the last hundred years the population of Berlin has grown from 200.000 to over 2.000.000. The city has no slum districts and is noted for its cleanliness.«

Where the Parliament of the German Republic Meets – Berlin, Capital of Germany

The Great Frederick’s Refuge from Cares of State, Sans Souci, Potsdam, Germany

The Historical Windmill, Potsdam, Germany
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Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach oben

Abstand senkrecht 600 2


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