Slipping into Schiphol, Tripping into Den Haag

In which Pawn travels by car, coach and plane; finds himself alighting outside Amsterdam and then train to Den Haag.

From the air, the North Sea has long chains of oil tankers all lined up:

Tankers lined up in North Sea

Tankers lined up in North

A wind farm and drilling platform oddly juxtaposed:

Windfarm and drilling platform in North Sea

Windfarm and drilling platform in North Sea

Also all lined up are the tulips:

Tulip fields

Tulip fields

Here’s a snap from the train ride down to The Hague:

A train of clouds viewed from the train

A train of clouds viewed from the train

A graffito’s take on the Seven Deadly Sins

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A lovely selection of Art Nouveau buildings clustered around Gravenstraat (the first photo from my lunch seat on the plaza):

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Some interesting graffiti along Spui:

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Lastly, a sign marking Maison de Bonneterie, which sadly closed just a couple of years ago, having been one of the poshest shops in town:

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Bonneterie is the lovely Art Nouveau building shown above.

Okay, back to life.  Tomorrow the conference starts…

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