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Where I Live

Today was 'Where I Live Day': frimfram took the initiative to create a community, wild_photos, where we could all picspam each other with photos of our immediate surroundings and show everyone round our towns and villages. For those of you that missed my post in that community, here's the pictures I put up (sadly, the weather wasn't all that great today):



This is the apartment block I live in (second -or third, if you're American- floor on the left, behind the tree):
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Around the corner, a little park:
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and playgrond:
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One of the more interesting buildings in the neighbourhood. It used to be a stables, but has been converted into offices and shops recently:
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The International Court of Justice, aka the Peace Palace:
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and the Eternal Flame of Peace:
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The monument commemorating the establishment of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in 1815 (before that, we were a Republic, and before that, an amalgam of counties, duchies and bishoprics):
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The new Town Hall, built by Norman Foster, commonly referred to as the Ice Palace:
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The main shopping street in the town centre, recently pedestrianised:
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Your shops are probably all done up in Christmas decorations, but ours are still anticipating Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas Eve, Dec 5th):
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except there's a giant Christmas tree erected in the middle of De Passage, the 1887 version of a shopping mall:
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A typical The Hague street (Lange Voorhout):
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A group of statues, a version of Rembrandt's 'Nightwatch' in 3D:
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Paleis Noordeinde, one of the many Royal Palaces in The Hague, which the Queen uses mainly as her office:
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View towards the Houses of Parliament, dwarved by The Hague's recently built modern skyline:
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Outer Courtyard of the Houses of Parliament. The building in the middle is known as the Ridderzaal, or 'Knight's Hall', the only remaning part of the original 13th century castle of the Counts of Holland, and the reason the town sprang up where it did in the first place:
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In the 1930s, Dutch industrial design set the benchmark for design around the world. These are possibly the only two remaining public phone boxes designed by Van der Vlugt in the country:
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And we come back to the street where I live, as seen from my flat:
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