National Geographic : 1937 Feb
LIFE AND LUSTER OF BERLIN POTSDAM, THE "PRUSSIAN VERSAILLES," WAS THE HOHENZOLLERNS' PLAYGROUND Oriental figures adorn this Sanssouci Park pavilion. Because some of the walls within are decorated with simian sketches, Frederick the Great nicknamed the place " Monkey Hall." © National Geographic Society rinmay rnotograpns Dy wunenlm iouue IN SUMPTUOUS, GLITTERING DAYS OF EMPIRE, SANSSOUCI PARK WAS A SHOW PLACE OF EUROPE To the French Ambassador Frederick the Great once complained that oranges did not thrive here. " Maybe not," flashed the Frenchman diplomatically, " but Your Majesty's laurels do "