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  Delft - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Delft was one of the leading cities of Holland and was equipped with the necessary city walls to serve as a headquarters.
The painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was born in Delft.
Delft was the birthplace of scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the inventor of the microscope.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Delft   (513 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Delft (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
and chartered in 1246, Delft was an important commercial center until superseded (17th cent.) by Rotterdam.
The aspect of old Delft has changed little since Jan Vermeer, who was born and lived there (17th cent.), painted his famous View of Delft.
The city's notable buildings include a 13th-century Gothic church (Oude Kerk); the Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (15th cent.), with the tombs of William the Silent, who was assassinated in Delft, and the humanist Hugo Grotius, who was born there; and the 17th-century town hall.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Delft.html   (213 words)

  
 Vermeer's Neighborhood
His two portraits of Delft, the majestic View of Delft, a hymn to civic pride and nature, and the humble Little Street which narrates the intimate life as seen from across and inner-city canal, are tangible proof.
It is known that Vermeer painted another landscape of Delft, a "view of a house standing in Delft" as it was described in the 1696 Amsterdam auction.
As well as being a center of resistance and headquarters for William of Orange during the war with Spain, it was the birthplace of William and one of the war's military heroes; Hugo Grotius, jurist and statesman who established the principles of international law; scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, one of the first microbiologists.
essentialvermeer.20m.com /maps/delft/a_vermeer's_neighborhood.htm   (1872 words)

  
 Images of Delft
Delft was the third city of Holland to receive a municipal charter in 1246, and it remained in the forefront of Dutch history for several centuries.
In fact, a plan of Delft, published in 1648 by the map maker Willem Blaeu, so detailed that it shows Vermeer's house, is accurate enough to be used far a walk today.
The center of old Delft is the market, which is shown as a white oblong in the middle of Blaeu's plan, The market square is not particularly large, but it is dramatic because it is the only wide-open, ornamental mental space within a medieval huddle of houses.
essentialvermeer.20m.com /delft/delft.htm   (1307 words)

  
 Delft University of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founded in 1842, the Delft University of Technology, in Delft, the Netherlands, is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical universities in the Netherlands, with over 13,000 students and 2,100 scientists (including 200 professors).
Student life in Delft is mostly organised in student societies.
Most Delft students are a member in one or another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delft_University_of_Technology   (176 words)

  
 GMD - Delft blue in every hue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Everyone is acquainted with Delft Blue: vases richly decorated with flowers, dishes with a pastoral landscape or a farmer and his wife in traditional Dutch costumes, all in familiar blue and white, just as the Royal Delft has been making them for 350 years.
Delft earthenware has its origins in the beginning of the 17th century as an imitation of the blue and white Chinese porcelain.
In Delft, many tiles, plates and other objects were produced with the image of William of Orange or one of his descendants on them.
www.gemeentemusea-delft.nl /gmd21012005/normal.aspx?m=Prinsenhof&identifier=495&toplevel=tentoonstellingen   (774 words)

  
 Delft Photo Gallery by roboele at pbase.com
Delft is an old Dutch city with a huge history.
It is for example famous for being the place where Vermeer lived and painted and from the traditional Delft porcelain.
But also because it is more or less the foundingplace for the Dutch royalty; all the princes(ses), queens and kings are buried in the big old church.
www.pbase.com /roboele/delft   (143 words)

  
 Delft Tourist Information and Travel Guide - Europe for Visitors
Still, you needn't be a dinnerware fan to enjoy Delft, which flourished as the 17th Century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and was home to one of Holland's greatest painters, Jan Vermeer.
But the greatest attraction of Delft is the town itself--or at least the historic city center, which is crammed with 17th and 18th Century houses, streets that overlook canals, magnificent public buildings, outdoor markets, and a surprising number of museums for a city that has less population than many American suburbs.
The Delft railway station is just southwest of the city center; turn left and head north as you leave the station, then turn right at the first major intesection (Binnen Water Sloot) and walk several blocks east toward the Nieuwe Kerk.
europeforvisitors.com /europe/articles/delft.htm   (388 words)

  
 Delft in Johannes Vermeer's Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Delft, however secluded her situation might appear, was in reality a town full of life and business.
Delft, like that of all other Dutch places, was dominated by its towers: the Oude and the Nieuwe Kerk, together with many smaller spires of the earlier monasteries and chapels, gave the town her prickly silhouette.
This revered leader chose Delft over The Hague because its darkly weathered city walls and fortresslike gates offered the illusion of safety in that troubled time, an illusion that was tragically shattered in 1584 when he was felled by an assassin's bullet in his residence, the Prinsenhof.
www.essentialvermeer.com /maps/delft/delft_in_vermeer's_time.htm   (4066 words)

  
 Official destination guide of the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions - Cities - The Hague - Historic Delft
The most famous painter of course, was Johannes Vermeer, who was born there and was influenced by the colours, light and atmosphere of Delft, so very apparent in much of his work.
The most famous Delft workshop, which still exists today, is the Royal Porceleyne Fles, where you can see delftware being hand-made and even give it a go yourself.
Delft is a student town, which is reflected in the many restaurants, cafes and pubs.
www.holland.com /uk/cities2/hague/delft.html   (268 words)

  
 Delft, the Netherlands  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The city, intersected by canals, contains a number of notable buildings, including the Prinsenhof, now a museum, where William I, prince of Orange, was assassinated in 1584; the Old Church (13th century); the New Church (14th century), noted for a tall Gothic tower and set of chimes.
The Delft University of Technology (1842), a prestigious engineering school, is here.
Founded in the 11th century, the town was heavily damaged by fire in 1536 and by the explosion of a powder magazine in 1654.
www.galenfrysinger.com /delft.htm   (180 words)

  
 Alltravel Delft Netherlands travel and tourism
Immerse yourself in cosy and historical Delft, one of the best-preserved towns in the Netherlands and birthplace of 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
A gem of a town known as the city of the princes, Delft is set within an intricate tapestry of canals, cobbled streets and charming pedestrian bridges.
Amble down the flower-lined Wijnhaven, one of the prettiest streets in Delft and make your way to the Oude Kerk, the finest building in the town that boasts a quirky leaning tower and some breathtaking modern stained glass dating from the Second World War.
www.alltravelholland.com /Holland/Destination_Guides/Cities/Delft.htm   (409 words)

  
 TU Delft - About TU Delft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology Prometheus, whose torch forms the TU Delft logo, was a titan who defied Zeus, the supreme god, to steal fire from Olympus and give it to mankind.
In the spirit of Prometheus, TU Delft is an entrepreneurial university at the forefront of technological development.
TU Delft is a state university which conducts cutting edge research and provides first class education.
www.tudelft.nl /live/pagina.jsp?id=664a7170-635e-4052-88c4-8ff9e0f55e05&lang=en   (390 words)

  
 Holland: Kitchenware: Dutch Delft Blue Ceramics
This Delft Blue Ceramic Flower Pot is shaped into the traditional Dutch Clog and has a beautifully painted Floral Design with a Windmill.
This delft blue hand-painted coffee mug is absolutely beautiful to behold with a very unique raised tulip design.
This beautiful Delft Blue Vase is hand painted with a traditional flower motif and is designed with a unique ball base.
www.dcimports.com /delftblue.html   (518 words)

  
 Home Style Today — Delft Blue Pottery: A Touch of Holland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Produced by 32 factories in Delft, Holland from the 17th century through the mid-19th century, this tin-glazed earthenware was designed by master craftsmen and entirely hand-painted using centuries-old techniques.
Of the 32 Delftware factories in Delft, De Porceleyne Fles was the sole survivor.
Delft Blue pieces commonly found in Dutch homes today include garniture sets (ginger jar and vases), tulip vases and large, floral plates.
homestyletoday.com /resources/articles/delft.php   (589 words)

  
 TU Delft - PhD at TU Delft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TU Delft is one of the best universities in Europe with an excellent international reputation.
TU Delft has a eight multidisciplinary research schools and a number of research institutes fully equiped and dedicated to innovative research.
TU Delft offers foreign PhD students special services such as mediation in visa application, furnished accommodation and health and liability insurance.
www.tudelft.nl /live/pagina.jsp?id=540d2717-f42f-4d41-861f-efe8d2ac74c7&lang=en   (363 words)

  
 Vermeer Delft Centre - Delft’s most famous painter - Vermeer Centre Delft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maar zijn echte thuisbasis is natuurlijk Delft: de stad waar hij heeft gewoond en gewerkt, waar hij met tijdgenoten een competitie aanging om tot een nóg hoger niveau van illusionisme te komen en waar hij met hen discussieerde over vernieuwingen in de schilderkunst.
In Delft sind sie stets enttäuscht, dass hier nichts über den weltberühmten Maler zu finden ist.
In Kürze soll diese Webseite mehr Informationen über das Leben von Vermeer in Delft geben.
www.vermeerdelft.nl /eng   (910 words)

  
 Tourist Photograph Information of the city of Delft, the Netherlands
Delft is a medium sized beautiful town in the South West of the Netherlands.
The pictures on this page are taken from the high tower of the Nieuwe Kerk which after unnumerous steps on the small circular stairs gives a splendid view from the North Sea, Den Haag to the worlds largest main port of Rotterdam Harbour.
View from the Delft Tower along the Verwersdijk to Den Haag and the North Sea...
www.cetest.nl /tourist.htm   (191 words)

  
 Delft Netherlands Tourist, Travel and Hotels guide.
BW Delft Museumhotel and Residence is a hotel in the middle of the oldest part of the centre of Delft.
Located in the very heart of Delft in an old canal house listed as a national historic building, (the former home of the famous dutch painter Jan Steen) this small but luxurious boutique hotel.
De Koophandel, a modern hotel in the centre of Delft, is located on the Beestenmarkt.
www.hotelsdelft.com   (523 words)

  
 Delft on 43 Places
i spent a few days in delft in sept of 2001 and found it to be a cute ciy that reminded me of a mini amsterdam.
Walking through the center of Delft will give you a chance to see the incredible houses which were then used as storage places for the spices Dutchmen brought back from their trips to Spain, Portugal etc. The center’s amazing.
I actually gave Delft the nickname D.F.T. years ago – a nickname a lot of kids use regularly for the city.
www.43places.com /places/view/174873   (580 words)

  
 TU Delft - Master programmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you would like to visit Delft, to discuss your options in person, please contact Bryony Blinman, to arrange an appointment.
Information on scholarships available for MSc students can be found via the Scholarship section in the TU Delft MSc website.
Information on credits can be found via the credits section section in the TU Delft MSc website.
www.tnw.tudelft.nl /msc   (203 words)

  
 Search results - Visit Holland.nl
Hotel Coen Delft is the prime location where history and the promise of the future blend naturally.
Soul Inn is a classical residence, that breaths the special, relaxed atmosphere of the 70's and is totally renovated in that style.
The Ark is a four star hotel, occupying four fully restored 17th century houses on the most beautiful canal in the old centre of Delft.
www.bookings.net /searchresults.en.html?aid=301462;city=-2142932   (287 words)

  
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Special Exhibitions: Vermeer and the Delft School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Delft School is best known for its quiet images of domestic life by Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch.
These and other Delft artists painted views of the households, courtyards, church interiors, streets, and squares of Delft during the 1650s and 1660s.
However, Delft masters also produced history pictures in an international style, highly refined flower paintings, princely portraits, and superb examples of the decorative arts.
www.metmuseum.org /special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={BEEB8BC6-FF01-11D3-936F-00902786BF44}   (201 words)

  
 Delft Tourism
Delft's official tourism site offers a good introduction to the city.
This comfortable, attractive 30-room hotel is located in the center of town.
This four-star campground has tent pitches, trailer and motorhome connections, and various types of camping huts and chalets.
europeforvisitors.com /europe/articles/delft2.htm   (257 words)

  
 De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Because Lillian Disney loved gardens, roses and Delftware it was obvious that a tribute to her would incorporate these symbols.
The fountain in the shape of an open rose and decorated with a mosaic of Delft Blue is located in the 'Blue Ribbon Garden' in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Public Garden.
May 2002 we were contacted by Frank Gehry's office with the request to suplly 1,500 square feet of Delft Blue pieces for the fountain.
www.royaldelft.com /index.cfm?pid=651   (277 words)

  
 Welcome to Delft (Neduntheevu)-Sri Lanka Web Page
Delft is a unique which lies North of Sri Lanka.
One is stuck by her characteristic limestone fences ringing every compound and running across for miles, and by the beauty of the palmyrah and the coconut plams swaying so peacefully in the breeze.
Delft in Holland (Dutch) - Delft in Sri Lanka --In Holland Delft is One of the Country's best preserved Villages
www.infolanka.com /people/delftlink   (536 words)

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