The previous day we had been told to wait until the next morning to see Delft’s ‘Old’ Church because sunlight streaming through its many stained glass windows made it extra special.
But the morning dawned with a dark sky making the prospects for sun streaming through the windows seem bleak. Fortunately, by the time we had breakfast and made it to the church the sun was shining lighting up the interior of the church with glowing colours.
I took a mass of photos of the ‘oude’ church – not entirely sure what I’m going to do with them all.
The tomb of an important woman, her marble robe catching the morning light. A grave stone marker from 1598.This is probably the most important grave marker in the church, that of the Dutch painter Vermeer.
If you’re going to Delft consider reading this novel about Vermeer…
The Girl with the Pearl Earring, a novel about Vermeer, the famous Dutch painter who spent the majority of his life in Delft.
Love all of Chevalier’s books, especially that one. The stain glass looks amazing but can’t come to terms with graves in churches; must be frightening for small children.