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February 8, 2011


This is the latest journal following our travels, after our exploring of Stockholm and Andorra.

This time we head to Enschede, a small city in the east of Holland, near the border with Germany.

Enschede, a first look

Visiting Enschede for my interview, my first impression was a traffic jam on the roundabout by the office

February 9, 2011

A trip to the town centre

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).

February 10, 2011

Lunchroom a go-go

On the road from the station to the town centre.

February 11, 2011

De Kater

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.

February 12, 2011

Sticker cabinet

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".

February 13, 2011

Biggest six-pack in the world

The Dutch don't mess around when it comes to Heineken, although perhaps Grolsh would be more fitting for Enschede.

February 14, 2011

Lonneker bandstand

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.

February 15, 2011

Lonneker Church

The church at Lonneker is a large brick building standing over the market square.

February 16, 2011

Lonneker stone family

Although Lonneker is a small village, it has a disproportionate amount of art studios and shops.

February 17, 2011

Lonneker statue

In the centre of the village is a small memorial statue.

February 18, 2011

Hotel Savenije

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.

February 19, 2011

Lonneker nails

The modern statue of nails remembers the iron working history of the village, these nails appear in a number of places across the village.

February 20, 2011

Lonneker moving art

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.

February 21, 2011

Lonneker hands art

Some more art, this time outside another gallery further from the main square.

February 22, 2011

Bag on a flagpole

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.

February 23, 2011

This is a waste

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".

February 24, 2011

Umbrella meeting

A statue of a meeting under an umbrella outside the library in Enschede.

February 25, 2011

Enschede modern centre

A modern street in the town centre.

February 26, 2011

Staircase to nowhere

Next to the market square is a building with a staircase leading nowhere.

February 27, 2011

New market square

The modern city is built around the new market square, with its fountain and entrance to the car park under the whole area.

February 28, 2011

Horn art

Some art on a wall near the market square.

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