Looking back in time
Not much is left over of the polders of Kallo.
(polders = very fertile clay ground used as farmland, flat, won on a tide river or on the sea)
Most of it is taken for port infrastructure (
In the remains of the Steenlandpolder, with an old farm on the background (such a farm that still has a Barn owl opening in the façade of the barn, reminder of the time that Barn owl and farmer were allies), an older lady stands on the bridge looking down on the canal as if she is looking back in time.
She reminds me of my grandma and of my youth when there was no port on the left bank of the Schelde yet.
A prohibitory sign raises above the head of the lady : that is because this is a snap-shot, no time for composition. Meanwhile it seems to be symbolic : no polders allowed anymore.