Queen Anna Paulowna - Den Haag, Netherlands
Posted by: puczmeloun
N 52° 05.079 E 004° 17.988
31U E 589061 N 5771250
Quick Description: EN: Sit-by-me Statue of Queen Anna Paulowna in The Hague.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/16/2012 11:48:43 AM
Waymark Code: WME81N
Sit-by-me Statue of Queen Anna Paulowna in The Hague which is located near "garden" of restaurant between two trees.
Quotation from (visit link
See here the Queen Anna Paulowna, actually grand duchess Pavlovna of Russia from the Dynasty of Romanov (do not confuse her with famous ballet-dancer Anna Pavlova who has lived in The Hague, too).
Queen Anna Paulowna (Januari 18 1795 - March 1 1865) was married to the latter king William II of the Netherlands. She lived for a while in The Hague, and was very socially connected with the The Hague people. So some companies of The Hague honoured her with a beautiful statue, designed by the Russian sculptor named Alexander Taratynov (Moskou 1956).
It is a bronze statue of Anna Paulowna on the Anna Paulownaplein (Square of Anna Paulowna), sitting all alone between some beautiful trees. All the names of the companies are on a plaque and the statue is signed by Taratynov 1999.
The little square is in the magnificent Mesdag-area. You could visit the Mesdag museum and go for a walk, have a nice drink on one of the very nice terraces. There is no tram way or bus line, the ones which come as close as possible are tram way 1 - 10, and bus line 22 - 24.