29 January 2011

de Maria van Jessekerk

Gothic revival architecture of the Roman Catholic Church in Delft (a 20 minute train ride northwest of where I live). Built in 1875-1882. A beautiful pipe organ fills the rear upper deck.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9/2/11 10:45

    Hi Joey,

    I discovered you and your blog through the post on Manisha's blog Indianfoodrocks, which I have been following for a long time. Its lovely to read your experiences of your new life in the Netherlands, and see the pictures you click as well.

    I too moved to the Netherlands last year, and have been finding it both enjoyable and challenging in its own way! Used to live in Delft before moving a little more east of the country, and used to walk by this church all the time. Loved its big polished wooden doors with the ornate strap hinges. This church was apparently a favorite hangout of the artist Jan Schoonhoven (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Schoonhoven) - one of the founders of the 'Nulgroep' practicing objective, minimalistic art in the 1960s, who was also from Delft.

    Wish you happy times in your new life here.