Sunday, 18 November 2007

"Sinterklaas" op Texel



Ja altijd weer heel spannend, toch???
For the "English reader" I have found a WiKi page about "Sinterklaas" .

15 comments:

april said...

Thanks for putting me in your link box :-))
Great photos of Sinterklaas en de zwarte mann. They came to us when our children were little. But here it's the 6th December when Nikolaus comes en de zwaarte man heet hier 'Knecht Ruprecht'. He wants to punish bad children ;-)

oldmanlincoln said...

I can't get over how crisp and clean and vibrant the colors are. The face of this person is flawless. What is the significance of the darkened faces?

Kerri said...

Wow -- love Santa's outfit! You guys dress him up a lot better than we do over her in the United States :) He looks like Royalty. Your shots of him are wonderful!

We celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US on Thursday of this week.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great pictures, and nice to see traditions being kept going.
Like Abe I wondered about the darkened faces. Thankyou for the link by the way.

Amrita said...

Lovely dick. The Santa 's hat looks like a Bishop 's miter to me.

dot said...

"Sinterklaas" a name recognizable without a translator and he doesn't even have to do the dirty work! Hope you have many "surprises" on Dec 5. Interesting post and really good pictures!

Dick said...

Thank you all. Abe, of course I use Photoshop and some other programms to improve the pictures.

I do not know why the helpers of Sinterklaas are black but probably it has something to do with an old Spanish tradition. The Pete (Piet) wearing blue clothes is the master Pete, an important job I should say. When I was a child they told us if you were a bad child the black Petes take you back to Spain and throw you in the Pepernoten (round ginger bread-like cookies) mill to make next years Pepernoten. Not very nice but it didn't stop us eating them. I had sleepless nights about all of this, of course that doesn't mean I was a bad boy.

Lynette said...

Splendid photos, Dick, of the tradition of Sinterklaas and of the flying geese yesterday.

Andrea said...

This is a very interesting post. Love the pictures.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Very nice pictures and I loved reading about SinterKlaas. Thank you! :-D

Oswegan said...

Interesting. I never knew about the history of the whole black pete thing. We'd never get away with that in the US.

~Oswegan

Kalyan said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots with lovely vibrant expressions & the colours...excellent!

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Erg leuke(en scherpe) foto.s Dick

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

wow!!!!!
Where YOU live you are ofcourse close near the sea where "sinterklaas" is arriving, here (NAARDEN) he will arrive later of course LOL :)this Saterday.- Jullie zijn natuurlijk dihtbij zee waar 'sinterklaas' het eerste aankomt he? Bij ons in NAARDEN komt hij pas a.s. zaterdag aan(Grapje :)

:)

USAincognito said...

LOVE these photos!!!!