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March 1, 2011


The carpark entrance and ornament in the centre of the market square is a meeting place for many.

March 2, 2011

Shopping centre

The shopping centre by the market square is deserted on non-market evenings.

March 3, 2011

Britain, escapology by philosophy

This is an outdoor shop - I can't figure out why they associate Britain with outdoor activities?

March 4, 2011

Revolution at the end of the road

Looking from the shopping area toward the bar district, we can see the revolution.

March 5, 2011

Geese statue

In the first circus you arrive at when entering the town from the station, there is a statue of some geese.

March 6, 2011

Sunset over the bus station

The bus station, next to the railway station, is where all the buses in the town start or finish.

March 7, 2011

Sunset over Lonneker

The sun setting over the houses of Lonneker.

March 8, 2011

Children playing in the fountain

Some children playing in the fountain in the centre of Enschede, in the summer time this is place for many to congregate and interact with some cooling water.

March 9, 2011

Take a seat

The concrete sofa in the middle of Langestraat is one of the iconic impressions of the city.

March 10, 2011

Reading the paper

The town has numerous artworks and sculptures dotted around its streets.

March 11, 2011

Statues on the roof

There are statues on the roof of one of the main theatres in the town centre, and many more climbing to join them.

March 12, 2011

To catch a falling star

These statues are starting their journey to the roof, but one has fallen.

March 13, 2011


The sundial on the side of the church in the old market square.

March 14, 2011

Pizza's Spaghetteria

An Italian restaurant.

March 15, 2011

Cash cow

There are many fibre glass animals (indeed, other things too) advertising all kinds of shops.

March 16, 2011


In common with most cities there are plenty of abandoned buildings attracting graffiti and urban art.

March 17, 2011

English Drop

Licorice, or Drop in Dutch, is a very important part of the culture, it is not so sour as the Swedish salmiak. Licorice allsorts are called Engles Drop - here some are large enough to be seats, overlooking the blocks of offices and flats

March 18, 2011

Fruit stalls on the Enschede market

There is still a very strong market culture in Netherlands, with most towns having a market two days a week, saturday plus one of tuesday, wednesday or thursday (different towns on different days).

March 19, 2011

Cheese shop on the market

Cheese is central to the Dutch way of life - they produce many hard tangy cheeses like Edam and Leerdammer - the stallholders are very enthusiastic about their cheeses and will often let you try some to help you decide which you would like. The rounds of cheese vary in age between 4 weeks and 6 years, with the cheese becoming stronger flavoured and harder as time goes by.

March 20, 2011

Flower stall on the market

A flower stall at the edge of the market.

March 21, 2011

Hong Kong restaurant

An abandoned chinese restaurant.

March 22, 2011

Irene promenade

The Irene Promenade is a small arcade toward the edge of the town centre.

March 23, 2011

Hifi Studio City

Hifi Studio City is a classic hifi shop, somehow stuck in the past but with modern equipment for sale.

March 24, 2011

Walk with me

Some slightly augmented art, a walking man on one of the pedestrian streets of the city.

March 25, 2011

Horse head

Many saddlers were indicated by the presence of horse statues, these days most of these buildings are used for different purposes.

March 26, 2011

Not as comfortable as it looks

Outside the Rabobank in Enschede is another sofa, again this one isn't as comfortable as it looks.

March 27, 2011

Rickshaw fleet

Like most towns there is a small fleet of rickshaws to take tourists around the city, here they are on their way to the old market square.

March 28, 2011

The track to Germany

Enschede station serves both the Dutch and German rail networks, but they are no longer joined here, there is a few inches gap between them. This is the DB line to Gronau.

March 29, 2011

Station forecourt

Outside the station there is a large forecourt with a skate park and some modern art.

March 30, 2011

Decaying horse

This statue of a horse stands outside a now-decaying building.

March 31, 2011

Saxion art

Saxion University is one of the largest science universities in Netherlands.

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