Creepy Santa ー A Visit to a Gertwiller Gingerbread Factory サンタさん、怖っ！ゲルトヴィラーのジンジャーブレッドファクトリー
Throwback Thursday means creepy Santa! No Tokyo this time! I went home to visit my parents for Xmas 2011, and it was a relatively peaceful trip. Despite all the hype before Christmas, things tend to wind down and a lot of places close early for the holidays. I don’t blame them. My parents live in Alsace, France, and the area is famous for a particular type of pain d’epices (literally: bread with spices, less literally: gingerbread). I realized that although I’d eaten Alsatian gingerbread on many an occasion, I’d never been to the source of the stuff: a factory/shop where they make it. And so off we went. And found more than what we bargained for…
It’s That Time of Year again. You know, the one with that creepy dude, Saint Nick. Don’t believe me? Keep reading and I’ll prove otherwise.
We planned on going to a newly renovated gingerbread factory, complete with fancy interactive displays and tastings. Somehow, we got lost and found ourselves at this place:
So far, the exterior was lovely and relatively normal-looking. It was once we entered the place that things changed. It “museum” area was cluttered and dusty, with things piled up on top of each other rather haphazardly. That’s not to say I didn’t like itーquite the opposite! It felt like we were privy to someone’s secret stash of goodies in their attic.
And then it begins…
But, I saved the best for last! Are you sure you can handle it? This guy is the stuff of nightmares, I kid you not.
And there you have it, St. Nicholas is a pretty creepy dude. But who didn’t already think that? I mean the guy breaks into people’s houses when they’re asleep and drinks their booze/eats their cookies… Unless you’re Swedish and he at least has the decency to come to your house at a decent hour, while you’re awake. ^^)b
Have you spotted any creepy Santas about? Or any other characters gone wrong?