Saturday, August 15, 2015

Scheveningen

Saturday August 15, 2015

We decided to get on the road to Scheveningen, the beach near Den Haag and possibly get dim sum and a haircut in Chinatown afterward. It wasn’t really beach weather, but the last time we tried to go with warm sunny weather, it was crazy crowded. Brooklyn took her morning nap on our drive north. As soon as we hit the stop and go traffic from Den Haag to Scheveningen, she was awake. We parked in a garage and went to walk the boardwalk along the beach.
First we saw the Kurhaus, a grand hotel
Joe and Brooklyn in front of the Kurhaus hotel entrance fountain

First we walked De Pier (the pier which is still under some renovation)
The view north of Scheveningen beach from the end of De Pier
The view south of Scheveningen beach from the end of De Pier

We stopped for some lunch of fish and chips on the beachfront. 
Outside the Beelden aan Zee museum, a sculpture museum, there are 23 sculptures called Fairytale Sculptures by the Sea (Sprookjes Beelden aan Zee) by American artist Tom Otterness. 
The bronze figures are fun, playful and entertaining for both us and our little one. It was great to have her interact with the art pieces.
Hans Brinker, the story of the son of a lock keeper who saved his town by sticking his finger in a hole in the dike all night long
Hans Brinker and the Herring Eater beyond
Eat a Herring 

The Crying Giant, who is sad remembering the events of 9-11
Gulliver travels to Lilliput
Moby Dick 
I forget which fairytale, but he’s cute
Brooklyn standing by Lars, my dear boy

Happy girl with her hair blowing in the wind
Hansel and Gretel, who Brooklyn wanted to rescue from their cage



Brooklyn crawling along the Sprookes Beelden aan Zee sculpture terrace
Brooklyn and mama 
Brooklyn made a new buddy
Brooklyn and mama enjoying Scheveningen
Little cutie standing

Brooklyn trying to grab the key from the Gulliver travels to Lilliput sculpture

Brooklyn climbing all over the Gulliver travels to Lilliput sculpture
And yes we were at the beach in mid-August in pants and long sleeves. And no we do not miss the hot hot summers in Charleston.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Walking back north along the beach boulevard from the Beelden aan Zee museum terrace toward De Pier 
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