Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Binnenhof in Snow

The Binnenhof in The Hague, the Dutch center of Government. Photos provided by the PM's flickr account. 

The building at the right is the Ridderzaal (Knights' Hall). The man on top of the fountain is William II (1228-1256), count of Holland and king of the Holy Roman (IE German) Empire. In the buildings at the left the Senate is located.

The Ridderzaal dates back to the 13th century. In the background the Middle Gate is visible. This gate leads to a.o. the office of the PM.

next episode: quokkas


  1. The lighting in these photos is extraordinary; it makes it feel as though we are actually there.

  2. Wow! Picture perfect. I agree with Nell - the lighting is amazing!

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  4. What an ornate fountain! It's nice to see that your Prime Minister takes the time to head outside and take photos in the snow. I wish our politicians did anything so useful.

  5. What beautiful photos - the lighting is amazing! It feels like you could literally walk into the first image.


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