Visiting Enschede for my interview, my first impression was a traffic jam on the roundabout by the office
After my interview I went into town later to find typical continental town streets, with bicycles ruling the road (as you would expect in Holland).
On the road from the station to the town centre.
De Kater Brasserie by the old market square in the centre of the town - there are a number of cafes and bars all around the square.
An equipment cabinet at Schiphol Airport attracts an ordered array of stickers from such groups as "Turbulence crew - fasten your seatbelt", "Walibi world", "Shirtastic" and the "National Radio Control Helicopter Association - Holland".
The Dutch don't mess around when it comes to Heineken, although perhaps Grolsh would be more fitting for Enschede.
For the first few weeks of my stay in Netherlands I lived in the small village of Lonneker, a few miles north of Enschede. This is the bandstand by the square in the centre of the village.
The church at Lonneker is a large brick building standing over the market square.
Although Lonneker is a small village, it has a disproportionate amount of art studios and shops.
In the centre of the village is a small memorial statue.
The small Hotel Savenije is one of the main hubs of the village, with a restaurant/bar attracting many locals late into the hot summer evenings.
The modern statue of nails remembers the iron working history of the village, these nails appear in a number of places across the village.
In the car park next to the apartment I stayed was this living art - when it detected motion in the area is sprang into life.
Some more art, this time outside another gallery further from the main square.
It seems to be some kind of a tradition to hang a schoolbag on a flagpole, perhaps this is the outcome of a boisterous end-of-school celebration.
Some art on a building site in the centre of Enschede - "but we do get to celebrate august 11th", "This is a waste", "it was just plain simple greed".
A statue of a meeting under an umbrella outside the library in Enschede.
A modern street in the town centre.
Next to the market square is a building with a staircase leading nowhere.
The modern city is built around the new market square, with its fountain and entrance to the car park under the whole area.
Some art on a wall near the market square.