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Postcard from Den Haag

Postcard from Den Haag: Hofvijver

Postcard from Holland is a regular feature on this blog. On Wednesdays I post a card from my collection of vintage postcards. Today: Den Haag.

A postcard of the Hofvijver (litt. Court Pond, on the foreground). The street along the water is the Vijverberg, while the trees in the middle are on the Voorhout street.

The Hofvijver is a medieval pond, next to the Binnenhof (Inner Court) complex, built for the counts of Holland. Most photos of the Hofvijver include the buildings of the Binnenhof on the background, but, as the sender noted in French, the photo on this card is taken "de l'autre côté", from the other side, with the Binnenhof behind the photographer and the Vijverberg and Voorhout streets in the background.

This postcard also featured in the post Vijverberg on my blog Images of The Hague.

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