Façades of The Hague #5

0126 Van Diemenstraat

Façade of the former Industrieschool voor meisjes (Industrial School for Girls), built by Johannes van Nieukerken in 1889, Van Diemenstraat.

0124 Van Diemenstraat

0125 Van Diemenstraat

0127 Van Diemenstraat

0128 Van Diemenstraat

0129 Van Diemenstraat

An extremely decorative façade in neo-renaissance style. Under the cornice are masks and girls heads.

0130 Van Diemenstraat

On top is an owl and further on there are putti and more masks and heads.

0131 Van Diemenstraat

0132 Van Diemenstraat

0133 Van Diemenstraat

0134 Van Diemenstraat

Over the original entrance are coloured windows and on the left and right are girls with study materials in their arms.

0135 Van Diemenstraat

The wooden doors are in the original style.

0136 Van Diemenstraat

This is Pallas Athena.

0137 Van Diemenstraat

This goddess is decomposing or in extreme need of restoration.

0138 Van Diemenstraat

0139 Van Diemenstraat

0140 Van Diemenstraat

The building still has a feminine function, it now serves women entrepreneurs.

0141 Van Diemenstraat

0142 Van Diemenstraat

0143 Van Diemenstraat

Behind the building is a small courtyard along which some artists are living and Villa La Repubblica has its offices there too.

0144 Van Diemenstraat

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

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