Thursday, March 31, 2016
I love spring changes in the house. Brighten up the space!
The old grey sorting cabinet on my desk moved to the attic for the time being.
It's a piece of furniture you can easily stuff with everything, you don't know where to put. So this happened all the time, everyone in the house is putting things in those 'sorting boxes'; keys, sunglasses, postcards, receipts, half a dozen chargers, scissors, but most of all 'things that absolutely must not get lost'
It was about time to tidy up my desk and get rid of the 'unnecessary' and I obviously moved a lot of stuff to other cabinets and drawers, but at least my desk is not a stockroom any longer.
The banana plant, that has awakened from its hibernation in the attic, has taken place on my desk.
It feels good, working beside a banana tree!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Last Saturday when we visited Delft, the Year of Vermeer started. (pure coincidence)
Up to Saturday there was not a real ‘Vermeer’ in Delft, the place where he was born, lived and worked as a painter. Finally after 320 years, one of his masterpieces 'Het Straatje'(The Little Street) can be seen in Delft until 17 July.
Just recently it became clear, where Vermeer painted his little street. There have been many theories about the exact location. But an old tax register proved that it was in Vlamingstraat 40-42, where Vermeer situated his painting. At the painting there are two gates, one is still recognizable today.
The Vlamingstraat is not far from the place where you can see the painting, at the Prinsenhof. The exhibition is called: Vermeer is coming home, the little street back in Delft.
We visited the Rijksmuseum last month and have seen 'Het Straatje van Vermeer' in Amsterdam, so we went to the Botanical Garden instead.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Today we visited the botanical garden in Delft.
The botanical garden of the Technical University Delft was created in 1917 as ‘cultural garden for technologically useful plants’.
At this time of the year, the greenhouses are of course the most interesting.
Among the greenhouses is also the Orangery, where container plants can be harbored frost free in winter.
In the centre of the garden are the hothouses with tropical and subtropical plants. (the camera lens was fogged constantly)
So many bigleaf beauty! I would have gladly brought a few plant cuttings...
For the 'nature loving' public the garden is accessible in all seasons.