Diplomat Magazine & Panorama Mesdag
On Sunday October 19th, Diplomat Magazine and Panorama Mesdag organized a courtesy visit to the permanent and temporary exhibit of Panorama Mesdag here in The Hague. Entering Panorama Mesdag is stepping into the largest painting of the Netherlands. Have a 360º look around you and you will experience the magic of this illusional panoramic view of 1881. The view is never the same. On dark winter days the scene is grey and chilly. When it is sunny outside the fleeting light is superb. This vista of sea, dunes and of the old fishing village and emerging seaside resort of Scheveningen was created by one of the most famous painters of the ‘The Hague’ School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag. With its enormous size (120 x 14 meters) the Panorama Mesdag is a unique cultural heritage monument. The cultural visit was very well attended by new Head of Diplomatic Missions accredited to the Netherlands and members of the diplomatic corps, including the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Pakistan in Berlin. After a guided-tour to the Panorama, a coffee break was offered to the invitees. This is one additional element and already a renowned practice of Diplomat Magazine’s interest in promoting culture for the diplomatic community.