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Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Hague 17. The Prince of Orange
Opposite the Palace is a statue of the Prince of Orange on a horse. Quite some skilled work of art. Every time I see this statue I have to think of a story. The statue faces the Palace, while this originally wasn't so. The story goes that Queen Wilhelmina ordered it to be turned around. This because she was irritated looking at its back side. When you take a closer look at the following picture you know why. The artist did a very realistic representation of a horses backside...
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.