The first picture shows the memorial for “Wilhelm I., Fürst von Oranien, Graf zu Nassau-Breda, Statthalter von Holland, Seeland, Friesland und Utrecht” (erected in 1908). Wilhelm was born to the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.
The second picture shows the obelisk erected to commemorate June 18, 1815 – namely the soldiers of the “Erste Nassauische Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 87” who participated in the Waterloo battle.
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Quite a target, that obelisk. Clubbed branches menacing, it stands firm nonetheless.
I love the swagger of the Lord above!
Thank you, Judith!
I find the composition of the bottom picture very striking. The way the branches frame and reach for the obelisk is wonderful. An eerie (perhaps not the right word but I can’t name the feeling) quality as well that keeps me looking at it.
I can see what you mean by eerie … thanks for the comment!