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  • Roy Corduroy
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    Unknown photo from Konigsberg

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    Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
    What is that last building, Roy?
    I have been thinking some more about this Robert. Wiki says Immanuel Kant was buried inside Konigsberg cathedral in 1804, then reinterred in a neo-gothic chapel built outside at the northeast corner of the cathedral in 1880. In 1924 it was taken down and the present tomb built at the same spot.

    So I wondered, was the unkown photo Kant's previous tomb?

    Kants tomb built in 1924 and still standing

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    Kant's previous tomb, the neo gothic chapel built in 1880 at the same spot, Chor von Nordosten, the northeast corner.

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    Kants Grabstatte - tomb

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    So the initial photo remains unknown. It was not Kant's previous tomb, no resemblance.

    An iconic photo from 1945. Somehow Kants tomb survived the war virtually unscathed.

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    School days

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    Originally posted by Curryong View Post
    Was that part of the population subject to all that ethnic cleansing of Germans that occurred in other countries/states the minute World War Two ended?
    Yes Curryong, all the Germans were expelled. This Russian lady was one of the first resettlers in 1946.

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    Rebuilding Malbork/Marienburg castle in the 1960's.

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    Photos from this site (click)

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    George Stepney was the English envoy during the time of Frederick I, King in Prussia, whose coronation at Konigsberg was commemorated in this plate.

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    manor house, church

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  • Robert Linford
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    Thanks Roy. The photo bears extreme magnification without becoming blurred and I've enlarged it up to 700% but I still cannot make out the writing either side of the doors.

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
    What is that last building, Roy?
    Thank you for asking Robert, but no I don't know what building it is.

    The photo, a much larger version, was shown at a website - (click) Undated and uncaptioned, and clicking on it there links back to the poster's flickr site where also no info.

    It appears to be a gated mausoleum (note skull upper left) which is by the brick wall of a church possibly (stained glass window).

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  • Robert Linford
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    What is that last building, Roy?

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  • Curryong
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    Taken, I assume, before World War One? Prussians certainly loved dressing their young sons up to resemble soldiers. It reminds me of group photos of Queen Victoria's German relatives, no males in civvies!

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  • Roy Corduroy
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  • Lynn Cates
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    Hume?

    Hello Roy. Thanks.

    To Hume are you referring? (heh-heh)

    Cheers.
    LC

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  • Robert Linford
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    Roy, nice to hear that Kant is honoured.

    He died of antinomy poisoning.

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  • Roy Corduroy
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    Kant you be more like him, Lynn ? just joking of course

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    Actually German philosopher Immanuel Kant is much respected in today's Kaliningrad, Russia, formerly Konigsberg.
    They have renamed the university after him. And he's a tourist attraction in his own right. Kant's Tomb -

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  • Lynn Cates
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    Konigsberg

    Hello Roy. Thanks for posting this--even if I Kant understand any of it. (heh-heh)

    Cheers.
    LC

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