My blog titles are not very exciting - sorry about that. So what happened on Sunday - first of all we did laundry. Now that doesn't seem highly exciting, but without a dryer one must be very strategic to get things outdoors just as soon as it seems warm and perhaps sunny. If I lived here I would have to have a long clothesline or one of those four-sided things my mom used to use. We headed into den Haag (the Hague) and enjoyed lunch inside the Passage - one of my favorite. It feels so "refined" to sit in there and have our lunch and watch the "world" go by. I love it.
Immediately next door is the art collection of Willem V (Gallerij Prins Willem V) who in 1774 "brought together the most important paintings in his collection in a purpose-built gallery". Apparently it was considered the duty of the rich noblemen to make collections of things. Willem was unique in that he opened his collection for others in the community to see. Of course, no photos, but it was intersting to see about 150 paintings. I was fascinated by one in particular as I couldn't even see any brush strokes. I certainly didn't touch it, but apparently got too close to it and it set off an alarm. Oooops! A security man quickly asked me to back up.
Several of the museums we have visited have security people - more present than in the past - but we also noted that they have virtually nothing to do. It would be a mighty boring job. At one museum, Mesdag Huis, they were anxious to chat about all sorts of things - guess it breaks up the day. We are learning.