bunnyfish adventures

November 23, 2008, 6:57 am
Filed under: city, Delft | Tags: , , , , ,

I’m pretty tired, but I want to post 3 things real quickly from today:

1) I found a neglected banana in the cupboard.  It was gross but also strangely intriguing.  I’m not sure how much time has passed, since it was severely out of my line of sight from the ground.  (Damn those tall cupboards for tall people…)


2) Today was the entrance of Sinterklaas (condensed Sint Nikolaas, or Saint Nicholas) today in the center of Delft.  There was a parade and some minor festivities going on.  Here is a picture of me and a Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), one of the Dutch Santa’s helpers.  (Story of Sinterklaas is long due, but will come later.)


3) And here is your irregular dose of Delft graffiti.  This one I’ve been meaning to take a picture of for the past while, if only it weren’t so crappy outside.  For scale reference, there is someone on his or her bike in the middle of the ‘o.’



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So what exactly is the story behind “Black Pete” there? Is it something horribly racist, like the way “Darkie Toothpaste” was?

Comment by Lumberjack

Umm,… Sinterklaas is seriously messed up.

It’s funny b/c the Wikipedia website says the Netherlands is known for its social tolerance.

Comment by Tony

Did you see the link that a friend of mine posted on the facebook note feed? It was nice to listen to. (click)

Comment by concon

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