Artful The Hague, The Hague
He is the Count's son.......i.e. according to the children's song:
In Den Haag daar woont een graaf
en zijn zoon heet Jantje.
Als je vraagt waar woont je Pa
dan wijst hij met zijn handje....
Met zijn vinger en zijn duim...
Op zijn hoed draagt hij een pluim
aan zijn arm een mandje,
dag, mijn lieve Jantje!
In The Hague lives a count
and he has a son named little John.
Whenever you ask little John : where does your father live,
he will point out with his little hand...
with his finger and his thumb
on his hat is a nice plume
At his arm a little basket
Byebye, dear little Johnny!
Here he is: at the Vijverberg.
Abraham Bredius was an art Historian and collector and between 1895 and 1922 he was also director of the Mauritshuis. He died in 1946 and left his collection of 17th and 18th century art to the city of The Hague. It included paintings by Jan Steen and Rembrandt. The museum is housed in a lovely 18th century mansion on the north side of the Hofvijver. It houses antique furniture, porcelain and lovely silverwork.
Just walking around it's amazing the things you see. This picture was taken by the parliament Building.
The Hague has a beautiful odl town reminding me of the "Quartier latin" in Paris with its colourful window and doorframes and antique and artsy shops
(Almost) Every thursday there is a Book-Flee Market on "Het Plein" square.
At "Het Lange Voorhout" an antique market!!
Worth a visit!
In front of the ROYAL Theatre (where I spent many wonderful hours) is this statue of an actress, thanking her audience.....