Parks of Arnhem

These corona days I spent either in Loosdrecht with my brother or in Arnhem with my sister, 2 very different places.

In my previous blogpost I showed a bit of Loosdrecht and its surrounding area, very rural and in a way classic Dutch.

Arnhem however is a big city in the East, but still with lots of older sections and some beautiful parks of which we visited two yesterday.

Angerenstein Park has a long history, going back all the way to 1487 as a private estate, but it only became public about 20 years ago.

The weather was perfect for some walking tru the parks while keeping social distancing in mind...

I better stop rambling on and let the pics speak for themselves...






The next park we visited was just across the road: Sacré Coeur

Sacré Coeur Park dates from 1883 and has been a public place since 2001.

Here too various massive trees - some over a 100 years old - can be found and admired.









Special in this park is the landart-object ‘Sawah Belanda’ which consists of several stone book pages.

The texts showcase various aspects of Dutch Indonesians' lives which make for unsettling reading, but eye-opening at the same time, I found it a very effective way of getting parts of 'unknown' history across.

At the gate of Angerenstein...

More info about the above 2 parks and art can be found here:

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Angerenstein

https://www.angerenstein-arnhem.nl/historie/landgoederen/landgoed-angerenstein/

https://www.visitarnhem.com/overzicht/tuinen-en-parken/1809372892/park-sacre-coeur

https://indebuurt.nl/arnhem/genieten-van/mysteries/arnhemse-mysteries-op-gelost-waarom-sacre-coeur~8468/

https://niekravensbergen.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/in-arnhem-ligt-een-sawa/

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