Laying of the First Stone by Claus-Casimir

On feb 23rd, count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau laid the ceremonial first stones to the new extensions to the Panorama Mesdag building. With the help of his grandfather, former minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and under the watchfull eye of the gathered press and friends of the Panorama Mesdag, the young count seemed unfazed by the cold snowy weather and laid a sturdy row of brickwork.

The ceremonial start of the construction of the extensions coincided with the 180th birthday of Hendrik Willem Mesdag.

Interactive Panoramas

By interactively manipulating the perspective in a 360 x 180 degree panoramic image, you can get a sense of "being there".

Have a look around

All of the images above can be explored interactively. Click in the middle of the image and hold down the mouse button. Then drag the mouse gently in the direction you want to turn the camera to. If you want to stop moving the camera, release the mouse button.