Tuesday, September 25

May peace prevail on Earth


I went to visit Het Vredespaleis. As it is not allowed to make any picture inside, I am posting today a photo of the fence on the outside of the palace. Het Vredespaleis was built between 1907 and 1913 and designed by the French architect Louis Cordonnier in Neo-Renaissance Style. It houses, among other, the International Court of Justice which is a part of the United Nations as well as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Carnegie foundation (Andrew Carnegie financed the building).
The fence is made by a German iron maker. In the medallions we can see the pictures of Amicitia, Pax, Justitia and Concordia.

2 comments:

Clueless in boston said...

This iron fence is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful. Some close up shots would make good posts, hint hint ;-)

Lezard said...

Thanks clueless, I?ll come back on that one!