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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 …
9:00 AM Walking tour of Delft with Rene (a graduate student). We saw the Nieuwe Kerk (a Protestant church), the Vermeer Center and a Delft Blue manufacturer - De Blauwe Tulp at Kerkstraat 12, 2611 GX Delft, Nederland (showed us how Delft Blue porcelain is made) "Stinky rich" derived from rich people who were buried in churches and started to smell …
Visited (in the morning) the Watersnoodmuseum at Ouwerkerk, Netherlands.
This caisson tells the story of the disaster that took place in the night of 1 February 1953. What happened that night? What went wrong?
We found information about the first days after the storm: the temporary sealing of the dike holes with sand bags, hundreds of …