That's a close up of one of the lions that guard the Netherlands Carillon. I snapped the picture while running by during an especially soggy run.
Relevant to tonight is this snippet from a 1952 speech talking about the the small bells that would be included in the Carillon:
"To achieve real harmony, justice should be done also to the small and tiny voices, which are not supported by the might of their weight. Mankind could learn from this. So many voices in our troubled world are still unheard. Let that be an incentive for all of us when we hear the bells ringing."
Learn more here. And here's to hearing those small and tiny voices!