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... introduced by the Eastern trade, the incorporation of the factory in 1653 and its receiving the Royal imprimatur in 1919. (There are other factories making Delft, but Royal Delft is the single one in continuous operation.) We then pass through a small museum of historical Delft pieces, special commissions, a Delft dress and a replication of Vermeer's dining room complete with Delft ware appropriate to the period. The most memorable work is a monumental rendering ...
... Elshout mill network is an outstanding man-made landscape that bears powerful testimony to human ingenuity and fortitude over a millennium in draining and protecting an area by the development and application of hydraulic technology.) 19 windmills are maintained in functioning condition. Historical information aside, I came because the windmills are beautiful architecturally, aesthetically, and the landscape is picturesque.
We walked along a the ...
... city center of Delft and the seat of Dutch government in the Hague, as well as "must see" places for our second day..
Upon our arrival at the Hotel Renaissance, Yvonne was there to greet us with open arms, hugs and cheek kisses ! (The Dutch are very expressive people you know) Once we had identified our luggage and it was in our room we set off for Delft in Yvonne's car, an hours drive back from where we ...
... I could see a beautiful old cathedral from the train station and so I decided this was the city centre and walked straight to it. On the way I saw building after building that was built in the medi evil times and they all looked so well kept. Some more gothic than others but they were all simply exquisite. Die Oude Kerk was still closed and so I went to the Niewe Kerk first. The same sense of awe shot straight back to me from ...
10th June 2012
We woke at 7am to blue sky, sunshine and no wind – yippee – play time again.
We set off after a cup of tea at 7.50 so we had the last of the tide with us to get to the Krammersluis. It was a lovely calm morning giving us a "good to be alive" feeling. At first there was no one else around except the big barges, but then it got busier. Isi got a surprise when coming out from below to ...