Last update: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I took this photo of the painting of the Scheveningen 11 and Scheveningen 90 by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the Groninger Museum. I’m not sure whether the painting belongs to its collection or not.
We have a panorama in The Hague, Panorama Mesdag and we have the Mesdag Collection in The Hague, a small museum which consists of his former home and studio’s, but also of the small museum he built himself for his own art collection.
Architect Daniël Marot designed the Kneuterdijk palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, for Johan Hendrik, Count Van Wassenaer van Opdam.
It was built between 1720 and 1730.
Later, in 1816, the palace was bought by King Willem I of the Netherlands for his son, the later King William II who was married to Anna Pavlovna, a daughter of the Russian Czar, Paul I.
In 1848 a new version of the Dutch Constitution was announced from its balcony by King Willem II.
After WW II it was the seat of the Dutch War Tribunal.
Currently, after extensive renovations, it is the seat of the Dutch Council of State, the highest advisory body to Dutch Government.
Ah and yes, I’m reasonably satisfied with the photo which you can license at Picfair
Lacking an opportunity to quickly go to the Markthal Rotterdam and make some picks for the blog, I share this nice video of the Dutchified blog.
The Cruise Ship Queen Mary 2 celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Back in 2004 I took this photo of it when it visited Rotterdam for the first time. I had a very fast little boat and had a bit of spare time to make a trip to see this giant of the seas. Not because I like cruising on huge cruise ships. I don’t. I like to view ships. That’s all.
To conclude: A short Cunard clip where their 3 Queens meet in Southampton in celebration of QM 2’s 10th anniversary.