narrow Dutch stairs from above
Santa's helpers, black Pete, in fact, a flock of Petes, at a Dutch grocery store. Blackface all-around.
Black Petes welcome you to shop.
Santa and Pete treats
Black Petes sing for the crowd.
Everyone likes to take pictures of black Pete.
Santa and Pete in the window.
Santa, with Pete and Pete, in blackface
Pete in blackface eating corn
Dutch dog post
Dutch street disposal
Dutch prettified garbage
more Dutch parking
a church near Central Station
same church near Central Station
entry to red light district to part with marijuana coffee shops, restaurants, bars, head shops, souvenir stands, etc. the legal prostitution is a few blocks away where no photos are allowed.
Something Disney surely does not know about.
A city of canals
more bike parking. You park your bike where you can chain it.
just on the other side of red light district
the wax museum
Santa and Pete
Pete, but in Golliwog form.
A reaction against the Golliwog form.
Beware of pickpockets
the movie theater
an Argentinian restaurant, the Dutch pancake House, a British pub
ahead, a coffee shop. Coffee shops sell marijuana.
A full English breakfast is a big greasy plate filled with eggs, meat, beans, potatoes, toast, etc.
we were there for the last weekend of legal mushrooms
street doughnuts, street pizza
under 18? No entry. (And don't fuck around)
many places sell seeds
porn is sold everywhere. The airport. The snack shop. In the window display of the video store Disney cartoons right next to porn.
In the red light district the streets are paved with red brick. Actually throughout the city the streets are paved with brick. Hooray for masonry.
The streets are primarily for walkers and cyclists. Sometimes cars intrude.
The mushrooms were so magic they disappeared the day after we got to town. Outlawed. About a week later stores started selling grow kits and spores again.
bongs. Bongs as far as the eye can see.
The café is not a place to buy marijuana.
one of the nicer Dutch bikes. Dutch bikes are single speed and usually pretty beat up.
this is in some way related to the French arch
this is out in the real city beyond the tourist area
More steep Dutch stairs.
bicycle taxi, front
marijuana coffee shop near Anne Frank House.
This picture includes Anne Frank House. It's the house right before you get to the tower.
Across the canal from the Anne Frank House.
A meal at an Indian restaurant
funny people coffee shop
a place to throw your garbage from your speeding car.
This is wheelchair access. Good luck.
This is a common way to dispose of Dutch garbage.
Smoking indoors is not allowed. Rather, smoking tobacco indoors is not allowed. Smoking marijuana is fine.
The day after the mushroom ban.
The condom shop.
More Dutch stairs.
Dutch dwellings are famously narrow.
More haphazard garbage disposal.
Lekker means delicious. There is also a hand motion.
They love Rembrandt. Presumably because Rembrandt loved drugs, whores, and porn. And Belgian fries and waffles.
Inside the Opera House.
Street market, past the tourist area, surrounded by locals.
Sometimes a coffee shop has to go in order to make room for another coffee shop. It's the cycle of life.
Domino's pizza by Scooter
the police are watching you
red light district at night
meat in a window
Cat sitting in the restaurant window.
there are public urinals in the red light district out on the street. They look like this one in the sex museum.
A representation of a red light window in the sex museum. A pretty true representation of what the real thing looks like where no cameras are allowed. The red light is now florescent though.
Out of the sex museum and back on the street.