Façades of The Hague #43

Former hotel villa, Badhuisweg corner Nieuwe Parklaan in seaside resort Scheveningen.

It was built in the late 19th century.

H. Wesstra jr. (1843 – 1911), a prolific architect in The Hague, designed it, inspired by the many neo styles of the époque.

It contained several successive hotels, the Bristol to start with.

Over the last decades the ground floor housed different consecutive restaurants (a fish restaurant at the moment).

The other floors have private apartments.

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All photographs were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #42

Façade, Molenstraat, originally built in the first half of the 18th century with cornice and dormer in Louis XIV style.

Present façade probably with (late) 19th century modifications.

Shop front neo-baroque, beginning of the 20th century, including a partly destroyed decoration. It is a municipal monument.

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All photographs were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #41

Townhouse with a private terrace and garden in a more or less neo-classicist style, built in 1890, Balistraat corner Laan Copes van Cattenburch.

‘Forbidden to place bicycles here’

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All photographs were taken in March 2016.

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #39

Apartment block, Lübeckstraat, built in the early 1950s. This block was part of the refurbishment of the area occupied by the German Atlantic Wall during WWII

The area was redesigned by architect Willem Dudok after the war and different architects designed blocks of flats, probably for different income groups. This block has a more or less chic look, with front gardens for the ground floor apartments, and stylish front doors with columns.

I’m not sure who designed the building.

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All [pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #37

Sculpture called De tijd (Time), made and placed in 1991, Jacob Catsstraat corner Waterloostraat.

According to one source it was made by an artist called Ibrahim Giyim. According to Stroom, who did some research about it, it was made by students of a secondary school during a workshop, led by Ibrahim Giyim.

I’ve found no information about Giyim on the internet. As you can see the modest landmark was rusting away.

Recently Maarten Demmink informed me he saw the work was being renovated, so i made a new picture some days ago (scroll down) to show life is not that bad in The Hague after all.

Thanks to Stroom and Maarten Demmink for their investigations and information. Click here for a web page about the restoration (by the way, the object was turned 180º during the restoration)

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All photographs were taken in March 2016, except for the last one which was taken in May 2017.

Bertus Pieters