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Reichstag

10/08/2009

The Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament, and one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. It was constructed between 1884 and 1894, and partialy destroyed by fire in 1933, and once again during the Soviet invasion to Berlin at the end of World War II, in 1945.

The building remained in ruins until the reunification of Germany, when the famous architect Norman Foster won the contest for the reconstruction of it. Foster included a glass dome to the project to emphasize, according to his words, the values of clarity and transparency, and to become a symbol of the vigour of the German democratic process. The glass dome of the Reichstag is one of the most visited tourist spots in Berlin today.

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

©Ricardo Ribas

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