An evening walk in the river landscape
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Meinerswijk is a nature reserve in the south of the city of Arnhem located in the wash lands of the Rhine River. The muddy clay lands were already in use by the ancient Romans at the beginning of the calendar era. In the 800s a village was located here which was reported to be raided by Vikings. In the middle ages several mansions were constructed and demolished.
In the 19th and 20th century the wash lands were mainly the place for brick factories. Clay was harvested in the wash lands and immediately turned into bricks. At the places where the clay was removed from the soil big holes appeared which later filled with water creating some large pools. These pools and the meadows of the area are a nice habitat for all kinds of birds.
After the Second World War the area was claimed by the ministry of defense and became a part of the IJssel Line, a NATO Cold War line of defense.
The last brick factory in this area closed in 1985. The large oven section and a chimney are still around. The building currently serves as a camper storage facility. It combines nicely with the landscape, way better than the old rusty gun turrets.
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