17.01.2019- Mehringplatz (Berlin-Kreuzberg)

© Laetitia hildebrand 

 

Urbansketch during the sunset 🌅 It was such a nice light, that I drew 45 minutes of this historic place near Hallesches Tor.
In the background there are some graffitis of @paradox_fuckthesystem and @obeygiant 🌷
Technics mix: fineliners, ink, dry pastels, coloured pencils, watercolour.
Due to its circular shape, Mehringplatz was initially named „Rondell“. On 22 October 1815, it was renamed „Belle-Alliance-Platz“ after the Battle of La Belle Alliance,
an alternative name for the Battle of Waterloo. „Rondell“ was the southern entrance to Berlin. This „Friedenssäule“ (Peace Column) was constructed in 1830.
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