Monday, December 6, 2010

Sandy Scheveningen

Scheveningen is one of the districts in The Hague and most popular for its long sandy beach. It is in fact the most popular beach in the Netherlands and a favourite among the locals and also the Germans particularly in the summer. It is not very far, only about 15 minutes tram ride from the centre of The Hague.




On fine Saturday in early October, we picked Ilham up from his friend's birthday party. The weather was unusually sunny and hot and we decided to head to Scheveningen. As expected, there were a lot of people and looking for parking space was very hard indeed. But looking at Ilham's excited face, it was all worth it.




We walked along the esplanade first, before deciding to join the crowd on the beach... Ilham was inching towards the water line. Very much impatient to test the seawater...
















And collecting sea shells..........





While he was buzy picking sea shells and getting his shoes and pants wet in the process, I took in the scenario around me.....







The crowd enjoying the sunny day....







The Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel looks majestic






The hotel upclose







The two floor pier in the distance....







Bungy jumping - with two screaming youths hanging upside down....




I heard that there was a nude section somewhere on the beach and wondered whether we would encounter any sunbathers in their adult glory this late in the season. Would my innocent soul be able to take it if we did ??? Hmmmm :)))




My thoughts were interrupted by something flickering from the corner of my eye....... Did I see what I just did?????




I quickly turned around, my hands reaching into the pocket for the camera....




I couldn't believe my eyes....




And my luck...




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Ahhhh.... two naked souls prancing around in their birthday suit...

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8 comments:

Nana said...

Haha...indeed, two naked young souls! Wah, boleh sunbathing naked kat sana ya? Ilham jeling2 tak? Kat Jepun, tak boleh sunbath naked. Kena tangkap nanti! Sometimes I find it difficult to understand the Japanese culture. Japanese who are well known for their shyness can undress in the onsen and bath naked in front of other people's presence but not in the open public. :)
Seronoknya tengok laut. Walaupun takleh berenang, main2 air pun cukuplah! It gives us a serene feeling after that. Very good feeling indeed!

I amsterdam said...

Unfortunately, that's the only 2"nudist" that we saw :) Ilham bukan saja jeling2, he laughed heartily at the boys. I must go again in the summer, minus Ilham, just to see for myself... hahaha

But I think, onsen is better coz it is secluded, but on the beach(even though it's separate frm the normal one), it's sooo open!!

Eventhough the beach is very nice, but something is missing... pokok kelapa... he..he..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
Is the beach feline friendly? If it is, I'd like to romp about with those "nudists"! purrrr....meow!

I amsterdam said...

Angelina,

You will definitely have fun romping about with the nudists!! Just make sure you come between 15 May to Oct 1, coz during that time your all time enemy of the canine species are not allowed on the beach!!! Isn't that super!!!

Cheqna said...

hahaha..a treat to ur eyes :)))

TK said...

Ala comelnya those two boys..
Kalau I, tak tahan sejuk tu..
I would love to try bungy jumping!! tapi naik roller coaster pun dah semput..

I amsterdam said...

Cheqna,

Aren't they cute??

I amsterdam said...

TK,

Comel kan... rasa nak cubit je punggung gebu tu ha..ha..

No, bungy jumping and roller coaster are not for me either, penakut.... :)

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