Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hague

The Hague or Den Haag is the long-time home of courts of international law and a very old Nederlands city. We were there to visit the Mauritshuis, perhaps the nation's second most important art museum, after the Rijksmuseum. We took bus #36 to Leyenburg and then a tram into the city center for a pleasant day's outing.
Sculpture, mostly contemporary sculpture,
adorns this city too; sometimes edifying or
insightful, sometimes, vexing, sometimes
repulsive





















And sometimes functional, even comfortable after a day on
one's feet
















We had lunch at a place called Will's Pancake House--
seriously--splitting a huge omelet and then this pancake/
strawberry/cream/confectionary sugar creation

















Waddling along after lunch, a view of some of
Den Haag's contemporary architecture




















And some interesting older Dutch Art Deco















Street scene downtown



















What a concept!















At a cafe; yes, it was quite cool than day















In a courtyard of the Dutch Parliament; note lace curtains in
office windows....
















Same courtyard, church, and Queen Beatrix
fountain




















And now in a chocolate store...I went healthy with the chocolate-
dipped dried mango...
















Thought for the day



















In a housewares store, a whole display of
devices and accoutrements for the aged...




















And more sculpture

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