Delft Pottery Museum

Delft street, The Netherlands, Travel Photograph, Bernadette Meyers,

If you have ever been to Delft, you will remember that it is a surprising city. A remnant of old times set beside a busy freeway and in quite an industrial area. You still feel as though you are stepping back in time, into a Vermeer painting.

Delft House Pottery Museum, The Netherlands, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics
Delft House Pottery Museum, The Netherlands, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics

These interiors are displays inside the Delft Pottery Museum.

Delft House and Canal, The Netherlands, Travel Photography, Bernadette Meyers
Delft Canal Reflection, Travel Photography, Bernadette Meyers

The pottery factory and museum is a very inspiring place. It's quiet and peaceful, with a slow and gentle pace. The workers look content and unhurried - a far cry from the potteries of the Victorian era. 

They are a bit obsessive about the blue and white! Even Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" has been re-created in Delft blue tiles. This painting is very familiar to me because our family business was called Night Watch Galleries when I was a kid and we had a large print of it hanging in the picture framing factory.

The Night Watchers, Delft Pottery Museum, The Netherlands, Breeze Pics

It's beautiful to see the dedication to skill and workmanship of the artists and their faithfulness to their tradition and craft. There are no 'seconds'. Every item is perfect in every way by the time it reaches the shop.

Delft Pottery Museum, Dutch Painting, Holland, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics
Delft Pottery Museum, The Netherlands, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics

Even the street art is Delft blue and Vermeer inspired. But I was particularly impressed by the Delft car! I really want one :).

Delft Street Art, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics
Delft Blue Car, Travel Photography, Breeze Pics