A few weeks ago – the last decent warm day, really – Marco and I took a walk from Central Station through the Haagse Bos (The Hague forest) towards Benoordenhout, a district of The Hague.
Monument to Emma, Queen consort of the Netherlands
Above is a monument to Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the mother of Queen Wilhema. After the death of her husband, King Willem III, Emma became the Queen Consort of the Netherlands in 1890. This lasted until 1898 when Wilhema came of age.
(Huh. There’s a tram stop/street called Waldeck Pyrmontkade. And now I know why.)
Building for Scouting Stanley 55.
Above is a building for the scouting group Scouting Stanley 55.
Statue of Maria Gravin van Bylandt
It is a bit hard to tell in this photo but the woman is holding a dog in her lap. This is Maria Gravin van Bylandt, whose organization promotes projects which help people as well as animals.
The Gravin van Bylandt Stichting
Albert Heijn of yesteryear
And the last photo is of an Albert Heijn (local supermarket) which still has the older, golden logo. Cool!