Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sinterklaas kapoentje :-(

Lingerie shop window
The red light district is actually on the other side of the city centre in Groningen, but the similarity is striking: busty woman posing in a window, wearing lingerie. The bishop’s hat, or mitre, represents the presence of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands at this time of year, here to give presents to all the children who’ve been good. The title of the photo comes from a children’s song, and refers to the celibate status of the saint (he was a capon, or castrated rooster!).