31 mei 2017

Delft lanterns

As you may know, the city of Delft is famous for its Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue. This blue and white pottery was made in and around Delft from the 16th century.
At the St Agatha Square, in front of the Prinsenhof Museum, are 3 porcelain covered streetlights. They were placed here as part of the cultural exchange program between the cities of Delft and Jingdezhen, that started in 2008. The porcelain was painted by the artists Wendy Steenks from Delft and Ling Yun from China.

14 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat is wel heel origineeel, deze toepassing van Delfts blauw heb ik nog nooit gezien.

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  2. Nice... that is an impress and surprising sight to see.

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  3. I've always loved Delft colours and patterns Marleen, they're so delicate and pretty.

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  4. Waude… these are really beautiful.

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  5. Hallo Marleen, heb je blog met plezier beken, mooi met veel variatie, we hebben toch maar 'n mooi landje hé.
    Groet kees.

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  6. Those street lights are wonderful. I remember my mother had a collection of these plates. Wonder what happened to them? Hmmm...I'll bet my sister got them or maybe my mother sold them before she died.

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  7. I've always admired Delft classic blue & white & these are truly beautiful lanterns!

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  8. Very beautiful Marleen. The streetlight look fabulous decorated with the porcelain.

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  9. Wow! What a nice project for the city to do. They are really beautifully painted.

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