As a rule the historic vesssels in the Oude Haven are made of steel, or when they are really old, iron. This week's guest, Trui, is an exception, being made of oak wood. This is not a barge but a fishing boat. Maintenance is done by a group of volunteers.
Here is an image I took in France in a town called Maubeuge, August 2005. This is another place the tourists on their way to sunny Southern France like to skip.
It is hard for me to explain in words what I find so attractive about Maubeuge, but I am confident that the photo willl do part of the explaining for me.
The yellow lines are a standard feature of French rural stations with level crossings. This is the only colour I maintained, the rest was reduced to greyscale.
Photos Koos Fernhout