Façades of The Hague #47

Façade of a building with a shop on the ground floor, Wagenstraat.

Gable probably late 19th century or around 1900.

Shop front was lowered later on in the 20th century with the row of twelve small windows, leaving the concrete above it naked.

Today it houses the famous Jazz Center store.

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All pictures taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #46

Façade of a building with no entrance to the street, Casuariestraat, built probably around 1900, maybe even later. I’m not sure about the original purpose of the building (somebody is?), however, the middle window once was a grand entrance of something.

At the moment there are studios in it of the Royal  Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten – KABK), and the building may well have been meant to contain studios right from the beginning, either for the KABK or for another institution in the neighbourhood.

In the 1970s and 80s it had a kind of clerestory on top which has vanished since.

As they used to be sculptor students’ studios, according to the artists duo Topp & Dubio, it once had a graffiti saying “FUCK BEELDHOUWERS” (“FUCK SCULPTORS”).

To make an homage to that graffiti the duo wrote a new one with the same text, which they were ordered by the police to remove, which they did. However, traces of the graffiti can still be seen.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

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