Friday, September 14, 2007

Old City Hall

The old Wassenaar city hall is a handsome building that, in my opinion, gets lost in the hodgepodge that is the Langstraat (our main shopping street). It now houses some retail shops.

Apparently there were some storks nesting on top of the building earlier this year. I never spotted them, so I'll have to keep an eye out during next breeding season.

Near the bell tower you can barely see the Wassenaar coat of arms. Apparently, the crescents, or "wassende" in dutch, were taken from an Arabian banner captured by the family in a crusade (thanks, Wiki). I've noticed similar crescents in the
neighboring town of Voorschoten.

1 comment:

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

Hi R&R,
A co-incident you posted roofs today I did the same on Sunday,

My parents and sister live nearby Voorschoten so I saw this mayby while driving on th raod...