Silent Sunday: The Buildings of Den Haag & Surrounding area of The Netherlands

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The Peace Palace, Den Haag, The Netherlands. The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. We passed this building everyday while in The Hague. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016
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Buildings of Parliament, Den Haag, The Netherlands, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016

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Mauritshuis Museum where you can see some of the paintings of old Dutch Masters, such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016

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                             The other side of the Mauritshuis Museum that sits on the water’s edge.                                      © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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Buildings of Parliament with the cityscape in the background. You can see another view of the Mauritshuis Museum near the center of the photo. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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Residential street in Den Haag near where we stayed on our visit. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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                        More city architecture in Den Haag. Lots of room for walking and bicycling.                               © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016. 
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Knight’s Hall in the Parliament Square. Den Haag, The Netherlands. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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                      Near Downtown, in Den Haag. Bistro’s ready for the workday lunch crowd.                              © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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Leaving The Hague to explore some windmills on the outskirts. A road we walked down to reach                     Stompwijk where there are three picturesque windmills dating back to 1672!                              © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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No visit to The Netherlands is complete without a visit to the iconic windmills that played such a large role in this country’s history. Three Windmills at Stompwijk are within biking distance of The Hague. ©Carol Labuzzetta, 2016

 

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One of three windmills at Stompwijk, outside of Den Haag. Built in 1672, these windmills are occupied as residences and no longer need to pump water from the nearby canal. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016. 

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3 Thoughts

    1. From what I’ve read the pumping in this area was taken over by electric means in 1951 (see the link in my post). But, here is what I think….with the rising of our oceans and seas due to climate change, I’d consider updating the pumping power of these iconic structures – they might need all the help they can get. From what I understand 1/3 of the country of The Netherlands is below sea level.

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