Thursday, September 20, 2007

Celebrating Prinsjesdag



Prior to the actual Prinsjesdag procession, the various parade participants gather in a field just outside of the city center (the malieveld). During this time, some of the bands perform and the military units do some exercises. Then they all march to the palace to form the official procession.

I know tubas and bass drums are heavy, but marching with a baritone sax has got to be just as tough.

3 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your photo and the lady with the round hat.

Where was I in 1953?

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi R,
Again a great post ( for me) the Malieveld Yeh, I know where that is, I like it that you publice about the route they walked " as if I were there" , I would have liked it to be there at THAT time.... Thanks for posting this!

JoAnn (homesick for The Hague)

Neva said...

That baritone sax has a clip on his sax and it hangs around his neck...so not so bad!