Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
The view from the front shows a row of neat town houses, which are in line on the other side of the river Spree. Their soft, sandy colour makes them almost appear Mediterranean. Little balconies are protected by the sun by awnings and canopies. Some of the alcoves and balconies project onto the Spree. On our side of the riverbank there are people to be seen. One can see children who play, carts, Ladies with umbrellas, jumping dogs and country constable. On the right is a red brick façade of the Berliner Bauakademie. Also built by Schinkel. Gaertner’s painting is similar to contemporary testimony. In year 1896 the houses near the Schossfreiheit were torn down for space for a monument of the King.