|The grand entrance and courtyard of the |
baroque styled Charlottenburg palace in Berlin, Germany
|Fortuna, Goddess of the personification of luck, |
sits on top of the palace
World War II brought great destruction to the palace, but luckily it was reconstructed to its former beauty. The biggest change during the reconstruction was to the palace gardens. Originally the garden was designed by Simeon Godeau in a baroque style, influenced by the gardens at Versailles. Towards the end of the 18th century, the gardens were redesigned by Georg Steiner in an English style. Upon the rebuilding after the war, the gardens were returned to their original baroque style.
At the top of the palace a statue of the goddess Fortuna was placed in 1711. Fortuna was the Roman goddess of the personification of luck, both good and bad. Today she still watches of the palace and surrounding grounds.