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Travel Blogs from Delft
We awoke to a cloudy day, the first of
the trip, packed, checked out and set the GPS for Deflt, Netherlands.
It was about a 7 hour drive to Delft, through the northwest corner
of France, through Belgium and up to Delft, near the Hague in the
Netherlands. A very pretty drive through France and then …
... all about how he used light so wonderfully in all of his paintings. One of his most famous paintings, Girl with a Pearl Earring, is in the Mauritshuis Gallery in The Hague.
Later that afternoon we visited The Hague only 10 minutes away by train and headed straight for the Gallery but unfortunately it was closed so we missed out on seeing the original. The Hague is an interesting city - some parts very modern and some elegant old buildings. There ...
... an early evening to get ready for The Hague and on to Bruges, Belgium in the morning.
Observation – this is not fully tourist season quite yet, but Amsterdam is a sea (literally) of tourists – can't imagine what it will be like when all the tourists arrive. AND, we observed that Amsterdam is a young persons’ city – not many seniors (although, many European river cruises either start or end ...
... deserted and foggy and industrialized.
-Saw the most beautiful Sunrise from the plane when landing in Amsterdam, the sun was coming up on the east and the crescent moon was fading away in the west with the sky full of baby blue's and bright pinks.
Once I left the gates though my friend Domi (the friend I'm staying over for the next week) was right in front of the exit gate waiting for me, after hugging and saying Hi first thing she tells me is she is not letting me ...
Visited Maduradam ( Mini version of Holland)
Pictures - Overview of Maduradam, Louise, Toggs, Palace in Amsterdam, Marisa with her cloggs, Marisa eating poffertjes and Marisa and Hester eating raw Herring.
Poffertjes and raw ...