I’m sitting in bed, fairly immobile with my foot in plaster so new photos from around and about my home city are not happening any time soon.
However I do have some photos in my stash from walking adventures around The Hague earlier on in the year, so this post is about a small series of those photos.
There are some figures in The Hague that many the locals will recognise but might be less well known to visitors.
They are not situated in the centre of town or near any prominent tourist attraction, and are on a busy road, well above people’s eye-line and set back just a little so if you are just looking straight in front of you out of the car or tram window then you might not even realise that they are there.
I’m a detail fanatic and love looking up at the decorations on old buildings when I’m a passenger in a car or on a tram.
Sadly many of the oldest buildings on this street and in this neighbourhood were rather dilapidated and run down and so were in recent years demolished to make way for newer, more modern houses and shops.
If you find yourself on the Loosduinseweg, between the intersections of the Asmanweg and the Gaslaan, heading towards Loosduinen, then you will have on your left hand side a tram track that runs though a narrow avenue of trees and which divides the road and the traffic heading in the opposite direction and on your right hand side, a large block of Flats that sport some small business premises out the front.
The Flats take up a good proportion of the area between the Asmanweg and the Gaslaan and more or less in the centre, there are two columns, that mark a small parking and drop off area that comes off the Loosduinseweg and service the flats.
My statues are a jaunty couple seated upon these columns and if you are not looking for them, are dwarfed by the flats behind them.
They are a figures of a man and a woman, 1930′s style (I think) and they are casually posed, nonchalantly looking down at the traffic that passes by on the busy road.
Perched up high, it’s not so easy to get photos from different angles, but I’ve done my best.
I love them… take a look and see if you do too…