Friday, April 01, 2005

Hague trip photos


Den Hague railway station


Dutch parliment complex


This where the Chief Elected Representative of The Netherlands sits and governs his country from!!!


Inside the Escher musuem in the Palais (Palace)


Inside Escher museum


One of the rooms inside the palace


Chandelier


One of Escher's work


Another of Escher's works


Museum Mauritshaus


This picture hangs in Mauritshaus


Closeup (couldnt use flash)


This painting of Vermeer, called the View of Delfts, I like the most

9 Comments:

Blogger SeaSwallowMe said...

damn, suresh .. you lucky ^%&^.

but, seriously, wonderful pictures.

so the girl with the pearl earring is here :) ... and yeah, the view of delfts - wonder why, but i recollect some buckwaas about our favorite vermeers & rembrandts when you'd started blogging in Sulekha

April 1, 2005 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger buckwaasur said...

wow suresh...great pics...especially loved the "another escher"...can't believe that it was created from a wood block imprint...awesome...

April 1, 2005 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Gentle Sunshine said...

nice pics imp!! thanks for sharing them!!

umm..i like the Chief Elected Representative of The Netherlands. why? his office looks so modest from the outside!! must be a sweet and simple guy!! ah..who am i kidding. i am sure its all poshly done on the inside.

never heard of Escher uncle before. but like "One of Escher's work" very much.

-Sunshine

April 1, 2005 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Gentle Sunshine said...

and i like the tall tower in pic #2. [with a sincere expression] Is that the castle from which Rapunzel put down her hair???

April 1, 2005 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Man, you do get around, don’t you? One day Machilipatnam, the next day the Hague… My summer job didn’t take me to such places, sadly! Nor has anything since! Wonder what nimakayas are called there!

April 1, 2005 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger SeaSwallowMe said...

ROTFL, beach !!

"nimakaya"-translation shall henceforth be included in all travel guides. even those among whale-riding maories. [what did you think they did in-between whale-riding episodes anyway ? :-P]

April 2, 2005 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Doh said...

Woh Suresh!
Nice blog!
and at this point in the blog comment .. let me make an obvious book suggestion ...for anybody who was remotely interested in why Math is so beautiful
the book is called "Godel escher Bach" - the eternal golden braid by Douglas R hofstader
the book has the illustrations of the "Never ending" series by escher ...he never did call them infinite!
Absolutely stunning pics and Yes i do Concur with SSM about the (&*!%) ;)
keep em coming !

April 2, 2005 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger bottled-imp said...

ssm, i had a blog on GPE long time ago. it really seems like it was in the jurassic era.

buck, and imagine the block making has to be done in reverse.

GS when i took the picture the Chief was one of the most hated persons. especially because of his xenophobic policies... and it cannot be the castle where R was hid because it is bang in the middle of the city!! Wasnt R's castle more in the wilderness?

hey beach, am not too crazy about nimmakaya as am more a beer person. so cant help u there. :))

lol ssm. indeed what would the whale riding maoris do in-between? drink beer perhaps? :))

doh. i tried reading GEB about a decade ago but could get past few pages. however, it did spark a tiny curiosity for the works of escher and bach . all i remember of that book is the author talking of 'infinite loops' and 'paradox of achilles' or something like that.

April 3, 2005 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

Hey Suresh,
great pics as usual..:) Lovely paintings..:)

April 3, 2005 at 11:25 PM  

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