But not only public finance prospered. By delaying the passage of ships for several days, shippers were forced to spend their time shopping around. The nowadays pipe museum is established in a building that was originally a shop for groceries, coffee, tea and oriental spices (the latter not so much used for cooking as for health purposes). Later on, the selling of tobacco was predominant. The Blackamoor at the door shows the supposed relation between smoking habits and the people of the Moorish countries.