An pictorial account of activities and thoughts of David Whitworth, a returned VSO volunteer.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Netherlands - Mauritshuis Musem
The recently refurbished home of the Girl with the pearl.
Here she is. The actual painting.
On the opposite wall, another of Johannes works, View of Delft (1660 - 1661: "He took a turbulent reality, and made it look like Heaven on Earth.")
The Mauritshuis was built between 1636 and 1641........ that is 377 years ago. OK, the building was extensively damaged by fire in 1704, but hey, the place is not leaning over and is as impressive a place to be in as the amazing art it is home to.