Hotel de Plataan
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Oh, my! From pickled herring to Delft pottery--definitely moving upward!
Exploring--churches, museums, and restaurants! Perhaps I'll come back and add narrative--for now, here are pictures. Delft is worth a longer visit, we think, but we crammed a lot in over only a day and a half!
A Dutch saying: "God created the earth--and the Dutch created Holland." Oh, so true! Much of today was devoted to exploring and experiencing the issue of water control and management in this country where half of it is below sea level. We didn't actually have a very long drive, but we stopped lots. Our first stop came after we had reached the coast …
... the Old Church aka the leaning tower of Delft. A canal was filled in to make room for this church,in 1325 . The tower began to subside during construction, but it was stabilised and the final bit was built 'straight up' so the tower has a kink! It has been leaning for over 650 yrs , but ...
... amounts of water to shade. I was doing so well until I dropped my brush right on my plate! Ugh, I was so mad at myself! I showed the instructor what I did and she asked me why I did that. I wanted to say cuz I'm a klutz. She was able to sand most of it out thank goodness. You see the finished products. They get fired and miraculously turn blue. Yay! They will be shipped to my house in several weeks. Back to Amsterdam for Dutch pancakes. It was a long but fun day.