Day Trip to Nijmegen

Part Two:

Arrival and the Kruidtoren in the Kronenburger Park

Up until 1874 this tower, built in 1425, was part of the city wall.  The city outgrew its wall and therefore it was taken down.  It was a munitions storage place, "kruit" means "powder" as in gunpowder, but now it houses a museum.

Kronenburger must mean subjects of the crown, so this is a peoples' park, a park meant for the citizens.

I remember coming here with parents to play and feed crumbled up bread to the ducks.  Feeding the ducks is now forbidden because the food surplus in the water makes it difficult for the fish in the pond to survive.

The views in these photos need no explanation, but represent views I readily recall from childhood.  This was the best place I found in terms of preserving some of the previous day's snowfall:

From here we go see the big river and its famous (locally) bridge.

Go to Part Three: The River Waal and its Bridge

Go to Part Four: The Historical Valkenburg Park

Go to Part Five: Downtown Nijmegen

Go to Part Six: My (Our) Old Neighborhood

Go to Part Seven: The Jonkerbos woods

Go to Part Eight: The Maas-Waal Canal

Go Back to Part One: Why a Short Tour Now?

 Go to Leuven, Belgium, and see the Groot Begijnhof (Grand Beguinage)--same trip

 Go to Brussels and see the Christmas decor--same trip

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