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Luxembourg + the Winner…

June 29, 2013

Proper summer has just started and I have already had a chance to see quite a few European countries. The smallest I went to was Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

As this is a very small country (only 2586 sq.km) we decided to head for the capital – Luxembourg city, which is actually a commune with city status. What was it like? I’d say – completely unexpected, unique and very pretty.

Everything seems to be built on two levels – it even looks as if part of the old town has dropped down with all its buildings at some point in time… That’s what I found on Wikipedia, before we entered the city, and, to be honest with you, it still didn’t prepare me for everything I was going to see:

“The city centre occupies a picturesque site on a salient, perched high on precipitous cliffs that drop into the narrow valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, whose confluence is in Luxembourg City. The 70 m (230 ft) deep gorges cut by the rivers are spanned by many bridges and viaducts, including the Adolphe Bridge, the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge, and the Passerelle. Although Luxembourg City is not particularly large, its layout is complex, as the city is set on several levels, straddling hills and dropping into the two gorges.”

Here’re just a few photographs, that hopefully will encourage you to travel.

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Oh, and with regards to the street view competition – we have a winner!

There weren’t many, who were brave enough to name the photographs, yet those who did were pretty inventive. In the end I decided to put their names on pieces of paper and pull the lucky one out of a hat.

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And the winner is… Lesley Deeming! who suggested: 1. Hope nobody interrupts my game of Candy Crush! 2. Yes, we are open.

Please e-mail me your address and I will send you your prize – a Decor-Art photo print. Our e-mail address: decorartuk@gmail.com

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2013 10:45 am

    I never seen Luxembourg and wow, it seems so pretty! It must have been a great experience. Thank you so much for showing us!

  2. August 12, 2013 11:10 pm

    Reblogged this on PALEN AND PLETSCHETTE GENEALOGY.

  3. August 12, 2013 11:24 pm

    My PALEN ancestors are from REIDEN-ATERT, REDINGEN, REDANGE, LUXEMBOURG. Great pics! Thanks for posting.

    • August 13, 2013 2:14 pm

      Hello. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment (oh, and for pressing the “follow” button!). Really glad to hear you liked the photos of Luxembourgh. If you get a chance, do visit this tiny, yet really beautiful country. K.

      • August 13, 2013 7:34 pm

        Your welcome, and I wish that I could visit, but I am too old to travel and I could not afford to anyway.

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