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Loudspeaker pole at Hulsbeek recreational area

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Hulsbeek is a recreational area with among others sandy beaches along an artificial lake, green grassy fields and this loudspeaker pole. Photo's taken on october 3, 2010.

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A: Frozen Hulsbeek (2 of 3)

by Jan Mulder, 80 meters away

After one week of freezing the ice is sufficiently strong. Photo's taken on february 4, 2012.

Frozen Hulsbeek (2 of 3)

B: Frozen Hulsbeek (1 of 3)

by Jan Mulder, 180 meters away

After one week of freezing the ice is sufficiently strong. Photo's taken on february 4, 2012.

Frozen Hulsbeek (1 of 3)

C: Frozen Hulsbeek (3 of 3)

by Jan Mulder, 230 meters away

After one week of freezing the ice is sufficiently strong. Photo's taken on february 4, 2012.

Frozen Hulsbeek (3 of 3)

D: Walking bridge over the artificial lake in Hulsbeek

by Jan Mulder, 250 meters away

Hulsbeek is a recreational area with among others sandy beaches along an artificial lake, green grass...

Walking bridge over the artificial lake in Hulsbeek

E: Climbing in a cable spider

by Jan Mulder, 300 meters away

Hulsbeek is a recreational area with among others sandy beaches along an artificial lake, green grass...

Climbing in a cable spider

F: Together under an umbrella

by Jan Mulder, 1.3 km away

Pond sculpture in the garden of restaurant "Luttikhuis". The garden also offers a number of large siz...

Together under an umbrella

G: Green alley

by Jan Mulder, 1.3 km away

Cradle or berceau in the garden of restaurant "Luttikhuis". The garden also offers a number of large ...

Green alley

H: Singing and dancing on Sinterklaas songs

by Jan Mulder, 6.2 km away

This Sinterklaas party is organised by Unicef Hengelo, in conjunction with the opening of their new s...

Singing and dancing on Sinterklaas songs

I: Under a galvanized steel staircase

by Jan Mulder, 7.3 km away

New student housing on the campus of the University of Twente. Photo's taken on october 10, 2010.

Under a galvanized steel staircase

J: Student housing climbing wall

by Jan Mulder, 7.5 km away

The side wall of a student flat on the campus of the University of Twente is a challenge for these cl...

Student housing climbing wall

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