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.

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

This building is two year old? It is incredible, considering the ugly pieces of architecture we get nowadays. Really original!

Halcyon said...

Oooh! I love it! The colors are wonderful and I bet the stained glass is very pretty on a sunny day.

arctic dreamer said...

the colours are amazing

m_m said...

I agree - fantastic colours. Wonderful photos, great job!

Babooshka said...

This is wonderful. I have friends in the Hague from the UK They say it is a fabulous place.

Ineke said...

looks fantastic

Monique Jervan-Chilton said...

Love the colors in the glass roof, amazing photos. Great to find other daily photo bloggers.