We Found the Peace Palace

Thursday, March 21, 2013, President went to the Dentist to have a little oral surgery done. (All is well.)  Afterward, as we were walking out of the office, President notices the tower of a building not far from the Dentist's office.  

We couldn't determine if it were a church or a city building, so we walked over and discovered it was the Peace Palace in Den Haag. 

The Peace Palace (DutchVredespaleis) is a building situated in The HagueNetherlands. It is often called the seat of international law because it houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library. In addition to hosting these institutions, the Palace is also a regular venue for special events in international policy and law. The Palace officially opened on August 28, 1913, and was originally built to provide a symbolic home for the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a court created to end war which was created by treaty at the 1899 Hague Peace Conference.

So, here is the picture of the day!

President Robinson at the Peace Palace

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