Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Hague 6. The Square

The Square, at least I think it is called that way. This is the square behind the oldest government buildings, or the government centre. That is in the middle of town. This statue is the statue of Prince William of Orange I, The Father of the Fatherland. Also the initiator of the Dutch Royal House.

William of Orange fought for the independence of the Lower Countries from the King of Spain. Liberated the country of the Catholic faith and.. eeuh, some other things. He was killed at the height of his reign, that always gives you a place in the history books.

This is the view on the other side of the statue. The new government buildings with in the front housings of another generation.


Saretta said...

That's an interesting variety of roofs.

Steffe said...

A weird mix of new and old architecture styles.