NS Station Delft – From Den Haag to Antwerpen

NS Station Delft
31 December 2017


Returning to Den Haag from Capelle Schollevaar
The new underground Delft NS station

From Den Haag to Antwerpen
02 January 2018


Hobbemaplein – Tram 6 to Leyenburg

Hobbemaplein – HTM Avenio Tram to Leeghwaterplein


Hobbemaplein – Tram 6 to Leidschendam Noord


Den Haag Centraal Hoog
HTM Avenio Tram 2 to Leidschendam

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The Statesman – Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Canadian PM Trudeau visit

Amritsar/Chandigarh-Panjab-India, 20 February 20 2018. Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday.

Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or controversy since radical Sikhs may seek to rake up the issue of a separate Sikh homeland “Khalistan”.

Hundreds of personnel of Punjab Police and other security agencies were stationed at the Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport near here, and on the road from the airport to the Golden Temple complex and other areas, Trudeau is expected to visit.

Trudeau, on an eight-day visit to India, will arrive in Amritsar on Wednesday from Mumbai and offer prayers at the Golden Temple or “Harmandar Sahib” — the holiest Sikh shrine.

The visit holds political and social significance in Canada as that country has a substantial Indian diaspora, a majority of them from Punjab.

Trudeau, according to police sources, has asked local authorities to let him and his family, including three minor children, enjoy the spirituality of the Golden Temple during the visit.

He will be received at the Golden Temple entrance by SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal.

Radical groups like the Dal Khalsa want to raise the issue of self-determination for the Sikhs during the visit.

Amritsar Police Commissioner S S Srivastava said adequate security arrangements have been made for the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said he will meet Trudeau during his visit to Amritsar.

Amarinder Singh tweeted that he was looking forward to “one-on-one” meeting with the Canadian leader and said he was hopeful the meeting will help strengthen close India-Canadian business ties and people-to-people relations.

There was uncertainty over Amarinder Singh’s meeting with Trudeau as the former had refused to meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, the first Sikh Defence Minister of a Western country, during a visit to Punjab in April last year.

Amarinder Singh had labelled Sajjan and other Canadian Ministers of Indian origin as “Khalistani sympathisers”.

Sajjan and three other Canadian federal ministers of Punjab origin are travelling with Trudeau during the visit.

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said his group hopes Trudeau’s visit to the Golden Temple would be a “historic one” in promoting Sikh-Canadian relations.

https://www.thestatesman.com/india/tight-security-amritsar-ahead-trudeau-visit-1502588848.html

NS Stations Capelle Schollevaar and Rotterdam Centraal

Capelle Schollevaar – Rotterdam Centraal – Den Haag Holland Spoor
31 December 2017


The delayed all station train to Rotterdam Centraal


Capelle Schollevaar


Rotterdam Alexander – Rotterdam Noord –
Rotterdam Centraal


Rotterdam Centraal
Duivendrecht via Den Haag HS


NS IC DoubleDecker

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Singh Sabha Gurdwara Holland – NS Sation Capelle Schollevaar

Singh Sabha Gurdwara Holland
31 December 2017


Divan Hall seen from the palki

Singh Sabha Holland
Stationsplein 20
2907 MJ Capelle aan den IJssel

Capelle Schollevaar – Rotterdam Centraal – Den Haag Holland Spoor
31 December 2017


NS Sprinter EMU


Check-out with your OV chipkaart


Capelle Schollevaar


Waiting for the delayed train to Rotterdam

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Den Haag Holland Spoor – Singh Sabha Gurdwara Holland

Den Haag Holland Spoor – Rotterdam Centraal – Capelle Schollevaar
31 December 2017


Den Haag HS – NS IC train to Rotterdam Centraal


NS IC train to Rotterdam Centraal

Singh Sabha Gurdwara Holland
31 December 2017


Gurdwara on 1st floor of community building


Young local Singhs doing inspirational kirtan


Ladies Sangat

Singh Sabha Holland
Stationsplein 20
2907 MJ Capelle aan den IJssel

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Den Haag Apeldoornselaan – Dierenselaan – Holland Spoor

Apeldoornselaan – Dierenselaan
28 December 2017

Apeldoornselaan – Dierenselaan
Left: Apeldoornselaan – RandstadRail 4
Right: Dierenselaan – HTM Tram 6


RandstadRail 4 to Zoetermeer Javalaan


RandstadRail 4 to Zoetermeer Javalaan


Dierenselaan for HTM Tram 6

Den Haag Holland Spoor – Rotterdam Centraal – Capelle Schollevaar
31 December 2017


Den Haag Holland Spoor
NS IC Train to Rotterdam Centraal

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Den Haag Escamplaan

Escamplaan
28 December 2017


Tienhovenselaan
Tram 6 to Leyenburg
Randstadrail 4 to De Uithof


Tienhovenselaan Tram-stop


Tienhovenselaan
RandstadRail 4 to Zoetermeer Javalaan
Tram 6 to Leidschendam Noord


Randstadrail 4 to De Uithof


Tienhovenselaan
Randstadrail 4 to De Uithof
Tram 6 to Leidschendam Noord

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Den Haag Escamplaan

Escamplaan
28 December 2017

HTM Tram 6 to Leidschendam Noord


HTM Tram 6 to Leyenburg


Monnickendamplein
HTM Tram 6 to Leyenburg


Escamplaan – RandstadRail 4 to De Uithof


Monnickendamplein
RandstadRail 4 to De Uithof

 

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Den Haag Viaductweg & Escamplaan

Viaductweg
26 December 2017


Viaductweg
Canal, footpath, road underneath railwayline


Coot and mute swan


Coots and mute swan


Coots

Escamplaan
28 December 2017


Tram 6 to Leidensenhage and Leidschendam Noord

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Den Haag Leeghwaterplein and Van der Kunststraat

Den Haag Leeghwaterplein
26 December 2017


HTM Avenio Tram 11 to Scheveningen Haven / Strand

Van der Kunststraat
26 December 2017


Foundations of Mandir / Mandir under construction / Gurdwara


I heard that these are the foundations for a ISKCON mandir, which might not be built


This mandir (under construction) is meant to be a Hindoestani (Surinam) place of worship, but there is/was a conflict in the community, which caused delay


Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
1e Van der Kunstraat 79-81
2521 BY Den Haag

I have no problem with a gurdwara next to Hindu mandirs, but there was quite a bit of unfortunate publicity about it, which was not sufficiently countermanded by the Gurdwara.

The local radio / tv organisation published on its site :  
Groot hindoetempelpark
Clubbing the Gurdwara together with the mandirs as Hindoe tempels

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