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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Friday, February 6, 2009
The Hague 11. The Powder Box
The Hague is a city on the black list of at the Cultural Heritage Foundation. Duringthe war the city was badly damaged (The Nazis thought D-day would start at the Dutch coast). After the war the city council for decades abused the city and tor down a lot of precious architecture. Where you see now the colourful building used to be the city council, the most ugly concrete building you ever have seen. But it was too much for most. So it was torn down a couple of years ago and this great building replaced it. It is called 'The Powder Box' it hosts clothing shops.
The interior is pretty impressive, shoping in style.
And a picture from the inside on the spot where I took the picture.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.