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The weighing house and scale!

Dutch cheese farmers traditionally brought their cheeses to the market square in town to sell. Teams of official guild cheese-porters, identified by differently coloured straw hats associated with their forwarding company, carried the farmers' cheese on barrows, which typically weighed about 160 kilograms. Buyers then sampled the cheeses and negotiated a price using a ritual system called "handjeklap" in which buyers and sellers clap each other's hands and shout prices.Once a price is agreed, the porters carry the cheese to the weighing house and scale of their company.
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Jul 16 2013 08:09 GMT MargNZ
Another interesting shot from the cheese market Annamaria :)
Jul 16 2013 08:52 GMT Annamaria
It sure was nice to see, Marg!! ;-)

Sorry for not commenting lately... my computer is giving me lots of trouble... uploading and commenting take soooo long...;-(
Jul 16 2013 18:15 GMT fhelsing PRO
Those straw hats add a nice bit of color, too!
Jul 16 2013 20:46 GMT T1MELESS PRO
I think i could live in a cheese Market as i love my dcheese soooooooo much :-)). great shots Annamaria!!

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