Thursday, October 25

The Seven Provinces


This bronze sculpture stands on top of an office buiding at the beginning of the Lange Voorhout and is named after the vessel from Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, De Zeven Provinciƫn.

The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (or "of the Seven United Low Countries") was a European republic between 1581 and 1795, in about the same location as the modern Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is the successor state. The 7 provinces were Hooland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Friesland and Groningen.

6 comments:

Gelkinghe said...

Jammer dat dat ding op een ultiem lelijke plek staat, qua entourage.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

I agree with "gelkinghe" ... I've noticed this sculpture before and often wondered why it's a couple of floors up on such a nondescript building. Good shot and history nonetheless...

R&R in The Netherlands said...

PS, answered your question in the comment section of today's post.

alice said...

Three years ago, we wanted to go to the North of your beautiful country up to Groningen and Waddenzee islands, but the weather was so bad...that we went back home.
I'm late, Lezard, but I've answer to your tag.

alice said...

Answered, sorry.

Bucefalo said...

What beautiful city's details!