... many splendored thing
What a "lovely" post! I hope your Valentine's day was very happy!
I love Vermeer's work and one of my favorite places when we were in the Netherlands was visiting the Vermeer Center in Delft. No originals there (I was lucky to see a few in the Rijksmuseum) but repros of all, along with fascinating displays fully explaining the symbolism in his art, a place to see what the camera obscura was like, a terrific film on his life and work and much more. I would ADORE seeing this exhibit and want a full report when you go!