Saturday, July 11, 2009

Afternoon Ride

There was more rain in Enschede this morning and early afternoon, but late in the day the skies were blue so I decided to get out of the house for a nice ride through Hengelo. I had a good time meandering through the bike lanes around the city center and beyond and snapped a few pictures along the way.

Riding on a country road between Enschede and Hengelo, I got a picture of the street sign indicating that I was leaving Enschede (Roxi had to explain what it meant because to me it really just looked like somebody put a strip of red tape across a road sign).

Crossing a small creek and entering Hengelo.

Looking to the west along the A1 motorway which terminates in Amsterdam.

Looking east along the A1 motorway which eventually terminates in Moscow, Russia.

I'm not sure what these mounds are. The stairs up the side appear to lead to some sort of vent.

Mysterious Dutch Mounds

St. Lambert Church

I just liked this sign!


Jack said...

Interesting photos, especially those mounds. I think a google search is in order. Also, the highway going from Amsterdam to Moscow....I wonder how many miles you were from either destination?

Wes Raine said...

I did a little Google searching about the mounds yesterday but came up with nothing.

As far as the highway goes, I learned of the termination points on Wikipedia but it didn't mention the distance to each from Hengelo. I believe that Enschede is about 85 miles from Amsterdam. On the other hand, I haven't checked to see how far it is to Moscow.