Berlin: Schloss Charlottenburg

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Originally built in 1695-1713 for the Prussian Queen, Sophie Charlotte, and expanded by Frederick the Great in 1740-1742, this very pretty palace and gardens can eat up a whole day. You do end up with a feeling of excess though, seeing rooms like this…..

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…..and possessions beyond the means of most people on the planet.

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When it all gets a bit too much, retreat to the cafe in the Kleine Orangerie for lunch and beer. John took loads of photographs – if you want to see any more they are in his Berlin Photo Journal.