Green, green, more green, and even a bit of town
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Arnhem: Capital of the province Gelderland.
Together with a couple of friends we wanted to do a photoshoot at a wildlife garden in one of the quarters of Arnhem, capital of the province Gelderland. All three of us are enthousiastic photographers and since we all look different at things we expected although we would take pictures of the same objects the results would be yet very different.
So at an early Monday morning I biked to the station, got on the train, and was on my way to the other side of our country, all together a journey of two and a half hours, it took that long because I had to change trains which added an extra 25 minutes waiting time :)
On arrival at the station of Presikhaaf quarter my friends were waiting to pick me from the train, and it was good to see each other again, we met through the internet, and actually we might meet more often.
And believe me, it turned out we all made different pictures on the very same spots.
In the afternoon one of the ladies had to go home and I was shown more of town by my other friend, including Arnhem's pride the "Park Sonsbeek", and we sat down at the banks of the river Rhine for a cold drink. Unfortunately a lot of the town was destroyed during WW2, however there is still a lot to see. F.e. the Eusebiuschurch, a monumental building. However, I was unlucky because the church was totally hidden by the scaffolds. Parts of the church were coming off and it became too dangerous, so a restoration was necessary.
The next day my body told me that Arnhem is a bit of a hilly town, while over here in the west part of the country we live below sealevel, surface is ehh.... flat, and I was not used to walking up and down the slopes VBG