Monday, September 24, 2007

Old Delft



This past weekend turned out pretty nice, weather wise. So on Saturday we popped over to Delft. You might know Delft for its famous blue-and-white pottery.


It's a pleasant town to walk around, take in the sights or the street market, have a drink in one of the many outdoor cafes.


This is a shot of the Oude Kerk (Old Church), dating from 1246. The tower (yes, it is leaning) was finished in 1350. Among the notables buried here is the painter Johannes Vermeer.


3 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Vermeer is one of my favorite painters. I think I would be hard pressed to decide between him and REmbrandt.

I really like your picture today. It just sparkles.

Dick said...

Nice photo, and yes it is leaning indeed, I have never seen this church.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi R &R , Back again (me) from being away, (Thanks for visiting my blog!) very nice his church and canals view from Delft,your links are handy for more information. Delft is also wellknown as a Student-city, with lots of bars, restaurants etc.

Bye JoAnn