Hello Everyone 🙂 I hope you are enjoying the Delft series just as much as I am enjoying it. In my last post, i spoke a little about the Old Church (Oude Kerk ) and the beautiful stained glass 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 didnt want to put this in the previous post and make it long. I hope its okay with you. Now moving into the details …:)
The Old Church is also known as Delft’s “Leaning tower of Pisa”. The church was given this name because of its crooked construction. Honestly, the first time i looked at the tower, i didnt notice the defect in construction . Its only after i read about it and then looked up again did i feel that it was leaning. I definitely lack an eye for detail !The leaning edifice was a great concern for the residents and general public fearing the tower would tumble. The municipal authorities planned to abolish the towers , but later on settled for restoration. The tower has now been stabilized and closely monitored. The surroundings are so beautiful and you can surely get some great clicks there with the towers and canal in the background (typical dutch) 🙂
Another thing we cannot afford to miss inside the Old Church is the grand pulpit. For those of you who dont know, a pulpit is a raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon. I have been to hundreds of churches and seen so many pulpits but nothing was as special as this one. Apparently, the pulpit in this church is recognized to be one of the finest in the Netherlands. The wood carving on the five panels are precise are grand. The middle panel shows John the Baptist while the four side panels show the four evangelists. Each Evangelist has an own symbol too. Mathew – angel , Mark – Lion, Luke – Calf and John- eagle )
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and this post 🙂 More delft stories coming up. Stay tuned 🙂
Bye for now !