Façades of The Hague #94

Anonymous façade in Casuariestraat, once stockroom of a renowned piano dealer in the adjacent Lange Houtstraat, now part of a dancing and restaurant.

This street in the old city centre with its peculiar name was once called Sperlingstraat after one of its owners, Pieter Sperling.

It is said that in the 17th century there was a tavern called De Casuaris (“The Cassowary”), a place so questionable that the street allegedly got its name from it.

Cassowaries were thought to be quite lascivious and potent birds.

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All pictures were taken in March 2017.

Bertus Pieters

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