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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Most beautiful skyline I have ever seen: The Hague, Netherlands

Last year on a whim I visited The Hague and was simply blown away by the beauty of the skyline. This area of town was designed much like the Potzdammer Platz in Berlin with a comglomeration of the world's best architects working together, but comes off much better. It is calle De Resident and was done in the 1980's, mostly in the Postmodern style. Often Postmodern comes off as dated, but here it comes off as timeless. Every building seems to be designed to work with the others in concert and although the tallest is only about 30 stories, they appear to soar into the sky. The pedestrian mall is most impressive. Richard Meier's European Law Courts is much, much more impressive in person than in photographs and comes off very classical and timeless. The scale of the whole project is very pedestrian friendly and the Michael Graves tower ( the one with the two pointed roofs) is a very nice reference to local Dutch architecture.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 01:37 AM   #2
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Very nice pictures of a city we rarely see photos of.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #3
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Nice!! !Thanks!
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Old February 20th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #4
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some intresting scrapers and a nice view at the city.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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If Den Haag is the best you have ever seen........
that is sad
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 04:09 PM   #6
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OMG, I hate the post modern Michael Graves designes... The Hague is nice, but not this area IMO.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:21 AM   #7
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hmm is nice but is not the best i ever seen
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:08 PM   #8
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The height of the buildings is not impressive indeed (the tallest just 140 m),
but the skyline is well composed and the architecture is very good.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:18 PM   #9
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Glad you liked The Hague. Richard Meier's building is actually the City Hall and Central Library though, not the European Law Courts
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:31 PM   #10
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Den Haag is a great city to visit. Unfortunately most foreigners go to Amsterdam, and maybe to Delft. But in my opinion Den Haag is definitely worth to visit. It's not that big, but has a perfect mix of classic Dutch buildings and modern office buildings.

I love Rotterdam, but I dare to say Den Haag is the most beautiful city of the Netherlands.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:35 PM   #11
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this is nothing but a skyline. A single high-rise, another weired structure (DE BORST = the breast in Dutch) and a few buildings around, and that's it. I've been living there, and I must say that this looks absolutely grey and sad, like the everyday sky.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #12
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Quote:
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..another weired structure (DE BORST = the breast in Dutch)..
You mean the Haagse Tieten? (The Hague Titties)
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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #13
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You mean the Haagse Tieten? (The Hague Titties)
yup! :-)
de borst: expression from a "rotterdamer" (feyenoord fan!)
must say they are quite imaginative in Holland, especially with sex stuff
By the way, de borst, de tieten, (the boops or whatever you want!), are not so far from the red light district of he Hague.... (0)(0)
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Old February 28th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #14
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hmm is nice but is not the best i ever seen
Agreed.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:55 AM   #15
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It's a nice skyline but not the most beautiful for me!
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