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Yesterday morning I got up early,
got the kid to school,
took the tram to the other side of the river.


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THIS PICTURE was taken from the left bank of the river Scheldt. Though connected by several tunnels and officially very much a part of the city of Antwerp, most people still consider the largely undevelopped left bank to be "across the water", "over 't water" as we say in Flemish.

OH BUOY! A buoy is a float moored in water to mark a location, warn of danger, or indicate a navigational channel. This one, however, is one of many stranded in an art project on the left bank of the river Scheldt.

RED AND WHITE are the colours of the city, and of our football team, Royal Antwerp FC, which was founded in 1880 and is one of the oldest clubs in the world. In 1993 we were the last Belgian team to play in a European final, but it's been pretty much downhill ever since and we are currently facing yet another deadline to pay the debts.

THE TWO TOWERS in the distance are the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Boerentoren ("Boer Tower"), which is owned by a bank. Which of the three you find the most important, probably depends on your politics.

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