I used to look at it in art books when I was younger, and fully believed that the photos of it were just black and white because "costs".I know it's supposed to be a great painting but it does nothing for me. When I went to see it I was left with a strong sense of being almost let down by it. I'd heard for many years about how wonderful it is, and IMO it just isn't. Good, absolutely, great, no.
I used to have a postcard of that next to a postcard of this around my desk at work. I love looking at them side by sideI went to Amsterdam last year, my dad told me I needed to go to reichsmuseum and see the Vermeers. Yeah whatever I thought, but we went anyway, and jesus but he was right.
This is the best one anyway, and the world's greatest painting (although it fails the simpsons test)