This week marks my third month as an honorary Wassenaarian and though pictures have been taken, they flop at doing the Institute, and its surroundings, justice.


Verbal accounts are either fantastical (“It’s Rivendell-on-Sea!”) or underwhelming (“It’s so damn pretty. No really. The trees.”*).

The Dunes

Luckily, Amrita Das has succeeded on all counts via her recent post on a visit to NIAS this month, so click here, for an insightful and evocative account of this glorious place.

Wassenaar Beach

*To be fair, they are mighty behemoths that arch into arboreal cathedrals and are worthy of names, such as ‘Yggdrasil’ or ‘Fangaorne’. Too much? Piffle.

3 comments on “Rivendell-on-Sea

  1. Haitham Al-Sheeshany
    November 26, 2014

    I cannot say which is my favourite. All three of them are awesome.

    • Layla
      November 26, 2014

      And yet oddly, I have none of The Epic Trees, which as autumn whisks in, is slightly disappointing…

      • Haitham Al-Sheeshany
        November 26, 2014

        Winter claiming its space!

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