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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 4 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 4
Antwerp [July 25, 1905]  such is the custom of the country. Labor is very cheap and man power or woman power is largely used for vehicles in the streets. It is a most common sight to see a woman or two women pushing a cart filled with vegetables, or clothing for the laundry. It is equally common to see 1 or 2 dogs harnessed beneath the axle of the cart, pulling might and main. The very heavy trucks are drawn by Flemish horses, fine animals but mostly remarkable for their elephantine dimensions. The street cars are owned by the city. The fare is 10 centimes (2 cents) or 15 centimes (3 cents) according to the distance you ride.  ::::::::: [Antwerp] July 25, 1905  In Liege one end of the car is cushioned and you pay one cent more there. Where the car reaches the end of the line the conductor picks up the cushions and puts them at the rear end of the car which is now the first-class end. When the conductor takes your fare he gives you a little ticket which he cancels with a blue pencil. In Antwerp I went to four of the most interesting places. First the Cathedral, which is the finest Gothic church in the Netherlands. The stone work in the tower was, it is said, compared to Mehlin lace by Charles V. The interior is so vast that it would require many days to study all there is to be seen. I gave
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