Thursday, 13 April 2017

Delft K - Kolk


In Delft we have a Northern and a Southern Kolk. The origin of the word Kolk is in the space between two sluice gates. In the Nothern Kolk there is not so much to see anymore from the joining of the canals "Oude Delft", "Nieuwe Delft" and "Kantoorgracht" coming all together here.

The southern kolk however has been made famous by Johannes Vermeer who painted his world famous "View on Delft" here. It's now part of the Rijn-Schiekanaal and a harbour for pleasure boats.


View on Delft in 2017

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Han. :)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  2. Kolk.. nice word.
    In My country we say: Damm..
    Smile.
    Nice Word too, I think.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. It has been so long you had a wordgasm, ML.

      Han

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