This is the Potsdamer Platz (literally Potsdam Square) – an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, Germany, lying about one kilometre south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe. It was totally laid waste during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War era when the Berlin Wall bisected its former location. Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects.
The Potsdamer Platz quarter is one of the most exciting and multifaceted corners of the German capital. Up to 100,000 people come to this square every day to experience the unique blend of art, entertainment, shopping and cosmopolitan flair – and ultimately to feel a touch of history. This website will show you the many facets of the PLATZ TO BE.
This stamp depicts Tagetes and belongs to the 2005 set ‘Blumen’ (17 values).
(I’m not commenting on this stamp until Euro 2012 is over!!!)
This card arrived on 14th June, travelled 682 miles and took 14 days.
Total so far – 276,337 miles; 23 countries (including 9 US States).
Countries from which I have received cards as at 1st June 2012 are shown in green on this – map