More Leiden ………

Published December 11, 2014 by theycallmemrstibbs

As some of you knew last week I was on my own as Christopher was in Italy at a conference.
So I thought get some pictures taken for here.

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This is where we called The Shopping Street for the first two weeks we were here,  it’s actually called Haarlemmerstraat. There is no translation of this.

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This was for the Zwarte Piet or black Piet who are the  companions of Sinterklaas, usually portrayed by a man in blackface with black curly hair, dressed up like a 17th-century page in colourful attire, often sporting a lace collar and a feathered cap. He first appears in print as the nameless servant of Saint Nicholas in Sint-Nikolaas en zijn knecht (“St. Nicholas and His Servant”), published in 1850 by Amsterdam schoolteacher Jan Schenkman; but the tradition appears to date back at least as far as the early 19th Century.

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These are just some pictures of around Leiden just to give future visitors a sneak peak.

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Our aussie pub where we go watch Liverpool at and meet more British Liverpool fans.

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