We spend a lot of time working in our apartment, or funky coffee shops. But once in a while, it is possible to combine work and sightseeing. Last week we headed down to Brandenburg Gate, partially because we wanted some pictures, and partially because there is a Starbucks right across the Platz that has free internet. Win win.Mom, the square that the gate is located on is called Pariser Platz - this is where Napoleon conquered Berlin. He was so pleased with himself that he took the Quadriga (the 4 horse statue) from the top of the Gate back to France with him. The German's weren't impressed. The statue was returned to Berlin just a few years later, but one change was made. The horses are drawn by Victoria, who previously wore a wreath of olive branches to symbolize peace. The branches were replaced with the German eagle standard that you see now, symbolizing German Victory.