Pilgrim shoemakers from Holland

Our museum is just next to the Way of St.-James leading through Lausanne. Occasionally some pilgrims on their way to Santiago di Compostella in Galicia, Spain, also find their way to our museum. Needless to say that shoes where and still are the main means of locomotion for the pilgrims. Today we had the visit of two special pilgrims from the Netherlands, both also well initiated in the art of medieval shoe making. Occasionally you can encounter them at the archaeological park ARCHEON in Alphen a/d Rijn. For us it was a surprise visit of fellow shoemakers, for them a special discovery. We sat for hours and talked about medieval shoes and medieval shoe making.

 

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  1. Ernst on 11/05/2011 at 11:23 am

    Dear Serge and Marquita,

    did you receive my Happy wishes for Saint Crispin ? I do not know if the Swiss telephone system supports sms messages to fixed phones. In Holland the public phone translates written messages into spoken message for fixed phone.

    In case you did not receive our greetings, I want you to know that we thought of you while we celebrated this 25th of october with a special meal surrounded by our own familiy traditional rituals and blessings and presents… this time at our parents place in Amsterdam.

    Ernst and Peter

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