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Marengo 11-16-2008 11:39 AM

Princessehof (Princess' Court), Leeuwarden
 
The princessehof in Leeuwarden was built as a city mansion in 1693 for the Aylva family. The house was sold to Marie-Louise of Hessen-Kassel in 1713. Marie-Louise is the mother of Stadholder Willem IV and widow of Johan-Willem-Friso, stadholder of Frisia, Groningen and Drenthe.

Marie-Louise collected a lot of ceramics and at the moment the museum has a big collection of those. Here the website of the museum: Keramiekmuseum Princessehof


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An old image of the princessehof, free of copyrights:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...incessehof.jpg

Marengo 11-16-2008 11:40 AM

Some pictures I made myself this summer, not too good but the street was narrow and the sun was already low:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...2/DSC00121.jpg

I think this also belonged to it:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...2/DSC00125.jpg

Marengo 11-16-2008 11:41 AM

And the stables:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...2/DSC00122.jpg

with the coat-of-arms of Frisia and the stadholder above the gate:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...2/DSC00123.jpg


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