Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When in Delft

We loved Delft. It was a lovely find during our summer vacations
 through Holland! If I could have changed the plans, we would have 
spent more time in this lovely gem of town. Not only charmingly 
beautiful but also easy to explore: very walkable. 
And how lucky we were with the weather!

Once at the market square, we stood in front of this Blue Heart, 
the heart of the city, a lovely artwork the colour of which  comes
 from the Delft blue tiles.

We got a feeling of the place so quickly! Just a few cobbled steps into
 the town, we landed on a beautifully spacious square with an animated 
flea market, street performers and the sun embellishing it all.
 I don’t recall a more delicious caramel cream pancake than the one
 I indulged in there.

The narrow paths and the quaint 18th century Dutch abodes form
 an embrace around the visitor, a sight so appealing that even
 Vermeer couldn’t help but be inspired from.  

And boats row along green mossy canals as if on a grass carpet.

More often than not, it is these small cities that are our favourite,
 where you are not overcome by the size of things and there is
 no need to hustle. 

Hard to take a photo without a bike in it!

The beauty of Holland is not a gift from nature as is the case with
 Greece. It is solely the work of Dutch hands which with aesthetic
 sense and intelligence have created greatness. 

Next time, I will take you to my spring country garden.
Until then
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