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Kneuterdijk Palace

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Architect Daniƫl 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

No Work Today

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I uploaded this photo of a bunch of not working snow canons to Picfair and gave it as a title “No Work Today” with in my head the song “No work today”….wrong! The music in my head was that of the song “No Milk Today” written by Graham Gouldman of 10 CC:

Royal Danish Play House

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Royal Danish Play House

As an amateur photographer I’m proud I’ve licensed via Picfair – my first ever – this very photo of the Royal Danish Playhouse, one of the stages of the Royal Danish Theater. According to the Royal Danish Theater’s website this Playhous was inaugurated in 2008 and designed by Danish Architects Lundgaard & Tranberg, who won the 2008 RIBA (Royal Insitute of British Architects) award for this building.

Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site

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Tripadvisor Acquires Iens, a Dutch restaurant review site

According to Iens, Tripadvisor announced today it acquired Iens.nl, a leading Dutch restaurant review site and its pendant Seatme.nl, where you can make reservations in approximately 1500 restaurants.

IENS was established in 1998 bij Iens Boswijk. It is the largest restaurant review and reservation website of The Netherlands with 20 million annual visitors and more than 20,000 restaurants with reviews. The website receives 4,000 reviews of restaurants per week and 200,000 restaurant reviews annually.

That will enhance Tripadvisor’s presence in the Netherlands.