Monday, February 9, 2009

The Hague 14. Cafe Interior

This is the interior of a cafe/ restaurant which used to be a bank. You can still recognize the bank features in the building. It has been preserved very well. While I studied the features of the building I realized that it was made by people who lived, and believed in a class system. It has been a bank for the well to do.

The class system is gone, and very well so. Reading history in fact WWI imitated the fall of the classes, that is the class system, WWII finished it. Yet we are a Kingdom and you could label Holland as a country with a tiny upper-class (Royal Family, upper management and upper government) a gigantic middle class, and a small lower class (immigrants and typical drop out city folk). But still anyone ambitious (not necessarily intelligent) can obtain a high position in government and an immigrant can become the Princess of Orange.... :)

Tomorrow the Royal Palace!

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

It also looks like there is some interesting artwork on the walls.