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Life Center

Bettie submitted this map when her teacher, Kees Touw, asked her to create a map of a well traveled road. She quickly realized that much of her life was centered around Het Malieveld, a large field used for parades, fairs, and demonstrations in The Hague. From 1953 to 1962 she travelled to school by tram on the Blue Tram or Budapester along with her stuffed monkey, Joepie. Her first car, a Fiat 500 named Moppie 1, took her to work from 1970 to 1975. After work she went to evening classes west of the field. After class she would visit a local pub near the Parliament buildings. Later, she found herself again driving the route in a Chevy Corsica (Moppie 13) from 1990 to 1997 to get to work near the Panorama Mesdag musuem. Her company later moved closer to Het Malieveld in 1997 where she would drive to work in Moppie 14 until 2008.

2009-02-20 : Den Haag, The Netherlands : Bettie van Veen

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