Walk through The Hague
• The Hague Walk
The Hague - very unique city, in which the maximum mixed old houses and modern high-tech architecture. Moreover, this alloy looks old and new harmoniously without causing rejection.
The town begins from the station. It feels like every major city of the Netherlands is seeking to build the most unusual w \ railway station to outdo the others. As if, between them is a private competition. Station in The Hague very large and is made entirely of glass with a small metal inclusions:
Inside the station on the second floor of his cross the tram tracks. They go out into the street and dive again in an adjacent building to dissect it and have finally come out into the street:
I'm coming towards the old city.
Check for yourself that the Hague everywhere very many colors:
But the channel is not very much:
On the way passed through Chinatown:
It differs only in the presence of appropriate lights and a number of signs with the characters:
Out on the street, filled with shopping centers. Each of them is unique:
Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands. Also in The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the capital of South Holland, the royal court, the major international legal bodies: the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, International Court of Arbitration.
On the way to the palace complex stopped in the square area (Plein), a bite to eat. Prices are not very low, but still very tasty. In the local cafes go to eat all public bumps:
In the center of the square is a monument to William of Orange (aka Silent) - one of the leaders of the revolution against the Spanish yoke:
What could be without a toilet on the square
The building of the Lower Chamber of the Dutch Parliament:
on Hofweg very Buildings reminded Peter:
He went into the Binnenhof (heh, the Binnenhof in Dutch "courtyard"). It is a complex of government buildings, the political center of the Netherlands and, in part, the whole of Europe. Basis Binnenhof is ridderzaal Castle ( "Knights' Hall"):
Binnenhof history dates back to 1230, when the Count of Holland Floris IV bought a piece of land on which the city of The Hague has increased subsequently. His son Willem II in 1247 built on this site hunting lodge, and the grandson of Floris V, designed by architect Gerard van Leiden castle was built ridderzaal:
The complex awesome beautiful, everything here breathes antiquity:
Now ridderzaal used for special occasions, including the annual opening session of the States General (Prinsesdag), during which both houses of parliament at a joint session shall hear the monarch's speech software. Courtyard of the complex. One of the towers is used as the residence of the Prime Minister:
By the way, The Hague in English The Hague, Dutch-Den Haag ( "The Count fence" - this refers specifically to the castle).
I manage complex and closer to the pond:
A modest plaque reads "The Cabinet of the King":
View from the Binnenhof Hofvijver - a pond with a small island in the middle:
Then I went towards the skyscrapers of some small winding streets. Very cool graffiti:
On the way came across the unusual (although they are all unusual) building. I wonder why such a grid at the right on the edge? Decor?
Where are all the people? The two towers in the middle - the Ministry of Health and Sports:
Time - the seventh hour, no life until the morning
Muzen tower - office building, where state structures are located:
The trams are so severe that permeate through the house:
I wonder how to live in this house? Tink-tink-tink ...