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Heemtuin - wildlife garden Presikhaaf

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.

Park Sonsbeek, hangbrug
We went straight ahead to the wildlife garden where we enjoyed coffee and cake the other ladies brought with them, after wich the big fun could begin: taking pictures.
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

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Posted on: Jun 19, 2012
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Heemtuin - wildlife garden Presikh…
Heemtuin - wildlife garden Presik…
Park Sonsbeek, hangbrug
Park Sonsbeek, hangbrug
View across Park Sonsbeek towards …
View across Park Sonsbeek towards…
Een brug te ver - A bridge too far
Een brug te ver - A bridge too far
Eusebiuschurch totally hidden in s…
Eusebiuschurch totally hidden in …
Building at Park Sonsbeek
Building at Park Sonsbeek
Arnhem Sights & Attractions review
Heemtuin Presikhaaf
What peaceful place this is, and what a lot to see! This garden is considered the most beautiful wildlife garden of the Netherlands, and exist as s… read entire review
photo by: IndoMaluku