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Modern The Hague

About half a year ago, I uploaded one of my most successful and one of my personal favourite photos on TE: Impressionist The Hague.
Yesterday, I was again in the city of Den Haag, where I found some more modern architecture this time, but also with some fascinating reflections.

Here you can see the city hall of Den Haag, of which I also posted a photo for almost three years ago: Stadhuis van Den Haag.
The city hall of Den Haag was designed by Richard Meier and is a huge, white building in the heart of the centre. It was built between 1990 and 1995. The people of Den Haag gave it its nickname het IJspaleis (The Palace of Ice).

Den Haag was founded in 1248 by Willem II, Count of Holland. It's the third-largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam and Rotterdam) with more than 475,000 inhabitants. It's located in the west of the country and is capital of the province of Zuid-Holland. A more formal and older name of the city is 's Gravenhage.
Although Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, it is not the seat of the Dutch Government. This is Den Haag (The Hague), which therefore also has the nicknames Hofstad (Court City) or Residentiestad (Residential City).
A part of the building is used as Public City Library.

Hope you like this new reflection photo and thanks for your visit!

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