Postcards from The Hague

Paleis Tuin Pond SwanDuring the briefings in NYC and Amsterdam for my new assignment, I had an extra weekend day in the Netherlands, and it being a holiday weekend there, Amsterdam’s hotels were even more than usually full and overpriced. After a quick online comparison, I concluded I could get twice the room for half the price in The Hague, a city I’d always been interested in – historic, reputed to be quite lovely, less than an hour’s train ride away. So I spent the extra night and day in The Hague, taking in museums and walking the old streets of this lovely city which has long been home to the royal family of the Netherlands. Hope you enjoy some of these views.

Today I’ll fly off to the new assignment, from which I’ll try to report a bit more whenever I get time and ability to take some photos, sort them, and share them with you. If you’re curious about where it is and what kind of work we’re doing, check out this link to a recent article covering one aspect of the mission’s work, including some quotes from the colleague whose role I’ll soon be trying to fill: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/17/us-haiti-cholera-idUSKBN0N82O220150417
DH Bldgs 4


Den Haag Street 3

Hofvijver & BinnenhofOld & New


4 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, it looks like a nice town! I hope your trip over to Haiti goes well, and good luck with the new mission!

    May 6, 2015 at 08:37

  2. Diane Rachiele

    Lovely! Hope to see you soon! xo D

    May 6, 2015 at 09:29

  3. Lovely, lovely. Especially like the swan! Hope you are settling into Haiti by the time you read this.

    May 6, 2015 at 13:26

  4. Hi Paul, lovely pictures. I look forward to your notes from Haiti. Hope you’re well. Michael

    May 11, 2015 at 08:18

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