You can travel from Rotterdam to Delft in less than 30 minutes. It is just 15km away and even on the underground map. Ever since seeing The Girl With A Pearl Earring I have been aiming to visit Delft – it didn’t disappoint. These Delft travel photographs are some of those taken in a morning there, once I had visited the Vermeer museum of course.

Every tourist shop features items with Vermeer’s famous image, my favourite gift was her face made of lego bricks.

The bird’s-eye photos were taken from a frightening narrow ledge at the top of the Oude Kerk, the Protestant church in the city centre.

All of the shots here were taken hand-held using available light.

Visit the Vermeer website in Delft.