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.
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.
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.
These are just some pictures of around Leiden just to give future visitors a sneak peak.
Our aussie pub where we go watch Liverpool at and meet more British Liverpool fans.