Almost every Wednesday morning you can find me in Cafe Van Beek in the City Hall of The Hague where a couple of Photographers who know each other from Flickr meet to have a Coffee and chat a bit about Photography and everything else. The first Wednesday of 2019 we toasted with a Dutch Gin or Genever to celebrate a Happy New Year for 2019.
Update: Hah and Anoek (The Boss) has borrowed this photo…..
The water tower in Scheveningen is located in the dunes near Scheveningen, near the Pompstationsweg, in the Oostduinen district. The tower has the state monument status. The water tower was designed by architects L. A. Brouwer and Thy. Bar in neoclassical style and built in 1874 by The Hague Dune Water Company (now called Dunea).
Due to its two reservoirs of 1000 and 1200 m³ respectively, this tower can store the most water from Zuid-Holland. It was built because one started winning water in the dunes. It has a height of 48.74 meters. The tower was restored at the end of the 20th century. It is still in use and is on the list of monuments.
Via Dutch Wikipedia / Water Tower
The second post in a series I started yesterday: Photo of the Day. The idea is to publish more of my photos, albeit fresh albeit from my huge digital archive. This photo dates from 2014 when I skied few days in Grossarl, a little town in Austria where they had a statue of a Horse and a statue of a Cow on the roof of the restaurant next to the mountain station of the cable car that brings you from Grossarl to the ski region above it.
Cyrano de Bergerac
In 2014 I spent some time in the Dordogne region of France and there – I presume it was in Bergerac, the city of Cyrano the Bergerac – I found this shop window full of Laguiole knives
The Laguiole Knife (French pronunciation: [laɡjɔl], locally [lajɔl]) is a high-quality traditional Occitan pocket-knife, originally produced in the “knife-city” of Thiers where 70% of the French cutting tool production comes from, and in the small village of Laguiole, both located in the Massif central region of France. “Laguiole” is neither a trademark nor a company name. Rather, the name “laguiole” became associated with a specific shape of a traditional knife common to this area.
via Wikipedia Laguiole Knife
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619 – 28 July 1655) was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist.
A bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the seventeenth century. Today he is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand’s most noted drama Cyrano de Bergerac which, although it includes elements of his life, also contains invention and myth.
Since the 1970s, there has been a resurgence in the study of Cyrano, demonstrated in the abundance of theses, essays, articles and biographies published in France and elsewhere in recent decades.
via Wikipedia Cyrano de Bergerac
The pond, or maybe more precisely the little lake that borders on the houses of Dutch Parliament is collecting locks like other places visted a lot by tourists.