The Quadriga, the picturesque statue of the goddess of victory in a chariot being pulled by four horses, sits on top of the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. It has witnessed some of the most monumental moments in modern history, and was even stolen and shipped to Paris by Napoleon Bonaparte. However, after Napoleon’s defeat and Paris fell, the Quadriga was returned to Germany where it remains to this day. An icon, sitting atop an icon, in a beautiful and historic city.
“Nobody has forgotten anything here. In Berlin you had to wrestle with the past, you had to build on the ruins, inside them.”
You may have noticed from my social media that I’ve been extremely into black and white photography since arriving in Europe. I feel like a lot of the buildings and statues look so much more intense in black and white. As if one can actually feel the photo, instead of simply see it. Out of all the photos I’ve taken on my trip thus far, this is my favorite. I hope you like it as much as I do.
“Emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Color is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.”
I mean, let’s be honest. Is it really a trip to Paris without a photo of the Eiffel Tower? An iconic symbol, inside an incredibly beautiful, unique and historic city.
”A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life."