There was this charming statue in the coutyard of 'sheltered housing scheme'.
The main square was magnificent. We just had to stop and sit in the sun at a cafe. We later saw a painting from the almost this same view, from the 17th or 18th century.
Sadly we arrived too late for a visit of the Cathedral which closes at 16:30.
Before lunch we had made a bee line for the Teylers Museum. Its round foyer lead to exhibition spaces
in the Exhibition gallery they had on a special water colour exhition..with a few delightful subjects a nice wooly one after my own heart. This painting called Herder with Sheep is by Anton Rudolf Mauve. He grew up in Harlem and I have since learnt that he was a great influence on the early Van Gogh.
High up on the wall of Painting Gallery II this charming daisy picture took my fancy.
We had lunch in an old 'pub', which served a large selection of beers chalked up
There was a charming tilting bridge not far from Teylers Museum
After lunch we walked around the old part aiming for the Frans Hals Museum. I could have spent a full day just here... here is a section of a large painting with a bread 'bucket'
and here a lady is making lace, whilst waiting for her customers to come for bread, having sounded the horn to announce that the bread was out of the oven. In 1670 the bread looks not dissimilar from what I now bake!
This breakfast painting with explanation, alongside the audio guide is just one of the delights of this museum.
Outside on our way back I admired some pretty flowers outside a florist shop