Camera Obscura - This is the wooden box that Vermeer uses to see more of what there is when he paints.
Delft - This is the city in the Netherlands where the story is set.
New Church - This is the place where Griet was baptized as an infant.
Market Hall - This is where the local market is held every morning.
Papists' Corner - This place is considered the Catholic and, therefore, wealthier part of town.
Oude Langendijck - This is the part of town where Griet and her family live.
The Pearl Earring - This is considered to be the symbol of ownership in the novel.
The Yellow Mantle - This is the piece of fur that van Ruijven's wife was wearing in the portrait Vermeer painted of her.
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