We went to Turnhout in Belgium just to get away 'from it all'. There we walked along the canal, and noticed these red and white poles, very clearly marking the place where one can easily climb out of the water if necessary.
I suppose the next time we'll need to publish a Study of Red and White Czechs ;-)
Ever noticed what the Polish flag looks like?
No joke, it's red and white.
Guess it was all meant to be...