PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVEL

Windows tell a story … (Delft Series -Part 1)

Hello guys. As promised earlier, here i am with the Delft series 🙂 We walked around a good 16 kms exploring the city and we surely had an amazing time. There is just so much to share with you all and hence i decided to do the series. Lets get started 🙂

Delft is a city located in the province of South Holland, where it is situated north of Rotterdam and south of the The Hague. We traveled by train from Eindhoven to Delft Centrum. The duration of our train journey was 1.30 hours and it costed us 19 euros per person one way.

 Our first stop was the Old Church ( Oude Kerk) which happens to be the oldest church in Delft. The church has seen reconstructions and restorations , disasters and violence, golden eras and booming prosperity. The church building is very impressive and will reward you will stories from bygone centuries. Today, i am only going to be talking about the beautiful windows in the Old Kerk. There are 27 stained glass windows and each window has a beautiful story to tell. The windows were so colorful and wow  that i spent a good one hour just admiring and noticing the details. Most of the windows depict Bibical stories while the others are memorial windows such as the Liberation window and the Wilhelmina window.

In the Middle Ages, church services used to happen in Latin which many could not understand. So the” glass windows ” were used by the church to educate the people. Even if you are not a believer, i highly recommend you visit this church for the sake of the windows atleast. You will thank me later 🙂 I have stopped by and clicked all the windows from all sorts of angels . I have atleast 50 pictures of the 27 windows. I am sharing just a few here. For those of you who are not aware of the Biblical happenings, worry not ! I have put one liners on what each window is about 🙂 Now you may sit back and enjoy the pictures 🙂

  • Twelve minor prophets

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  •  A closer look at the Prophets
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  • Workers in the vineyard

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  • The miraculous catch of the fish

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  • The good Shepherd

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  • Expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise

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  • Creation

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  • Adam and Eve and the second half shows the murder of Abel

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  • Noah’s sacrifice after the flood

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  • Abraham’s sacrifice

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  • Sermon on the mount

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  • Calming the storm on the lake. and Healing the sick

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  • The great Supper

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  • Lazarus

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  •  A macro view

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  • The sower

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  • The Prodigal son

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Church timings

  • April to October > 9.00 AM- 6 .00 PM
  • November to March >10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
  • November to January ( weekdays ) >11.00 AM – 4.00 PM
  • Closed to visitors on Sundays

Entrance Fees

3.75 Euros ( you can visit the Old and New Church with it )

Address 

  •  Oude Kerk , Heilige Geestkerkhof 25, 2611 HP Delft

Hope you enjoyed this post. Catch you later . Bye 🙂

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    arunprasadhm
    November 3, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Beautiful captures. Those one liners are very nice.

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 3, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Thanks a Lot Arun! Glad that the one liners helped 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennifer Bobby
    November 3, 2015 at 3:59 am

    that is a lot of great stained-glass paintings… seeing them in person would have been really awe-inspiring, no? 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 3, 2015 at 7:36 am

      It was very beautiful ! I have seen so many stained glass paintings but this one was very different. I hope u get to see this someday 🙂 u wil love it! 🙂

  • Reply
    Steps Together
    November 3, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Amazing..

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 3, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Thanks a lot Ranjani :):)

  • Reply
    teny
    November 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I remember taking the pictures of window paintings at Angamaly – that was my only detailed exploration of painted glass 🙂
    About those abroad, I was lost in the architectural beauty 😀
    This looks so grand! 🙂

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    Leaning Tower of Pisa in Delft and the Grand wooden pulpit (Delft Series – Part 2) |
    November 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

    […] paintings inside the church. If you havent read it, i recommend you read it first . You can click Delft Series 1 .Before i hop into our next destination, i have a little more to share about the Old church 🙂 I […]

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    dNambiar
    November 18, 2015 at 2:57 am

    So gorgeous — those stained glass windows!
    Thank you for sharing those. Gosh! they’re so lovely. 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      November 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much !! so glad u enjoyed these pics 😀

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