woensdag 2 juli 2014

Mauritshuis.

The court pond in the Hague with at the right the old Parlement buildings. The yellow building at the left is the "Mauritshuis" a just renovated museum and last week opened by the King.

I passed by when the last preparations were done by some men on the roof.

A view of the building in all its glory, it looks almost completely new now. The building dates from 1644 and is one of the most famous Dutch classicist buildings. Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679) commisioned architect Jacob van Campen, most famous of his time, to build the house which now bears his name the "Mauritshuis". They have a great collection of paintings by old masters, as the "Girl with with a Pearl Earring" by Vermeer. I have to go soon for a look inside.

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Quite nice, although I think the architect should get most of the credit rather than the Count.

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  2. Looks well taken care of. I wonder if they will let you photograph the Vermeer. Probably not.

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  3. What a fun angle in the first shot Marianne, looks like the buildings have water right up to the front door :) Love the way they've achieved the renovation, beautifully done and I also love the 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' painting, you really will have to go in and explore.

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  4. They don't make beautiful buildings like this anymore. It must frustrate architects.

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  5. Prachtig is het en volgens mijn man, die al binnen was, is het er supermooi!

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  6. Such a lovely building.
    I am reminded of some buildings from my college.
    Peace :)

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  7. What a beautiful building. It looks as though it stands in the lake.

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  8. The new building really stands out well!

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  9. Wonderful buildning.
    The first image is great, it looks like that the buildings are in the water.
    Hugs

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  10. Dearest Marianne,
    What great architecture is the Mauritshuis! Such an asset and it will be a lovely museum, no doubt. The old Parliamentbuilding is also being renovated it looks like... Is that still in use?
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  11. I have actually been there when I lived near The Hague. So happy that they have restored this priceless building!

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  12. Beautiful shots and gorgeous architecture!

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  13. Ik ga wel graag naar Den Haag, wandelen op het Binnenhof.

    Groetjes,
    Filip

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  14. An absolutely beautiful building I would like to see inside too.

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