Escher Museum (The Hague) This building was built in the late 18th century, somewhere around 1760.

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Escher Museum (The Hague) This building was built in the late 18th century, somewhere around 1760. The architect of the palace, which is now used as a museum, is Pieter de Swart. He was a Dutch architect in the 18th century who, among other buildings, also designed Huis Huguetan in The Hague and the Delftse Poort in Rotterdam. The name of this building actually used to be Paleis Lange Voorhout, but since they started exhibiting Esher’s work, they now call it Escher in het Paleis or The Escher Museum. The palace is located on the Lange Voorhout 47 in The Hague. In 1796, Archibald Hope bought the palace. He didn’t use it for anything specifically, but in 1801 Napoleon Bonaparte spend the night in this building. Then in 1896, Queen Emma…show more content…
The pediment is a very eye-catching piece of the building. First of all, it has an outstanding colour. The entire building is a dark grey, while this pediment is a light white. This also suggests that the pediment is made of a different material, namely marble. The design of the pediment is quite detailed. The characters depicted appear to be young children. It is hard to tell what exactly it is they are doing, whether they are playing or doing something else, but they definitely are not adults. There are also some flowers depicted on the pediment. They can be seen both around the children and in the hands of some of the children. In my opinion the building looks a bit dull. The colours of the building are very dark and gloomy, which is why I do like the pediment and the balcony. These two parts of the palace are a different material and colour than the rest. The balcony makes the building look more elegant and the pediment is very eye-catching. I don’t think the building is ugly, but it is definitely not one of my favourite architectural designs. The Koninklijke Schouwburg (The Hague) This building was made in the second half of the 18th century, in 1766 as a little palace. In 1802 however, they turned it into a theatre. The architect was Pieter de Swart, who was the Dutch architect that also designed the Escher Museum. It is located on the Korte Voorhout 3 in The Hague. This is in the middle of the city, and very easy
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