Marnix Rueb was the author who gave the Hague its own strip hero, Haagse Harry, or The Hague’s Harry. Marnix died Oktober 23, 2014. January 26, 2016 a statue of Harry was placed in the city centre. As you can see has it a special FaceBook like hand at the back as ever as anarchistic as Harry was.
Recently I’ve spent a couple of days in Venice. There I took this candid of an ad in one of its Vaporetto’s that function like a bus or tramline in other cities. Just as a reminder for some advice to The Hague.
Continue reading “The Hague Should have a Visitor’s Card”
Dutch designer Sebastien Wierinck has designed several loopy benches for the Spuiplein. He named them BenchMark.
Will be publishing more and more The Hague photo’s as Picfair inspires me to do so.
Nieuwe Kerk or New Church of The Hague was built between 1649 and 1656 according to a design by Pieter Noorwits, carpenter. Currently it is a a music hall, mainly for classical ensembles and choirs.
I’ve discovered Picfair as an outlet for the amateur photographer to sell photo’s. I know the guy behind the site and believe it will be taking off as it is a bit different from the usual stock photo sites. We will see. But photo’s tell a story and hence from time to time I’ll upload something I’ve uploaded to Picfair.
This E.on Power station is gas turbine powered and is located near the The Hague city center and actually around the corner where I live.
Ha! And to stress I’m serious about keeping the site up, I’ve changed the theme into Twenty Fifteen. In addition with a click on the photo you’ll find a larger one with more details.
The same herring eater as in the last post, but now with a view on the delapidated Pier of Scheveningen. The Pier has been bought from the bancrupt estate by a new consortium that promised the Pier will be in operation again in 2015. Let’s hope so.
The 2014 new herring has arrived and is good. To celebrate this a photo of a sunset last year at Scheveningen behind the Herring Eater Sculpture in front of the Museum Beelden aan Zee.
“Ice Palace” is the local vernacular for the Town Hall of The Hague. It’s still stately without the intended Spui Forum as its neighbor, but obviously this was a just as megalomaniac project as the Spui Forum is now.
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This is the The Hague Flatiron building next to Central Station from an unusual angle and with a very dark background.
Roel Wijnants is a man who, when he walks through The Hague, never ceases to look around him with a keen photographer’s Eye.
I’m trying to revive the blog now and hope others will follow.