View on the Antwerp Suikerrui from the Steenplein, around 1900 and in 2018. The Suikerrui is a street in the old center of the city which connects the Grote Markt with the eastern shore of the Scheldt. At the time there was still driving the tram, nowaday the street is resered for pedestrians. Antwerp is one of the few central European cities with a largely preserved historical center. Many buildings from the heyday of the city can still be admired today. Outstanding is the Cathedral of Our Lady, whose gigantic tower is a UNESCO world heritage site. The building on the left is a former shipping company, today the building in neo-Italian Renaissance style houses a museum about the Antwerp painter Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930).