I shared four more of Escher’s views of Delft from the same year on the occasion of Escher’s birthday two years ago. You can see them here. Delft is such a scenic city that it would be hard to go wrong portraying it, but even so you can see that Escher has come up with interesting ways to show something a little different from stereotypical postcard scenes.
You can never have too much Escher, so I hope you enjoy his birthday gift to all of us!
[Pictures: View from the Tower of the Oude Kirk, woodcut by M.C. Escher, 1939 (Image from flickriver);
Roofs of Delft, woodcut by Escher, 1939 (Image from National Gallery of Canada);
Entrance to the Oude Kirk, woodcut by Escher, 1939 (Image from Escher Site).]