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Sunday Post: city

Jake’s Sunday challenge is “city”.

The small European country the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg confusingly calls its capital city Luxembourg too. As capital cities go, it’s tiny, looks like something out of a fairy tale but boasts all the buildings you would expect to find in a capital city: the Grand Duke’s palace, a cathedral, churches of various denominations, museums, fortifications, modern monstrosities of public buildings and the occasional gem of an Art Deco villa.

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The Wenzel (Wenceslas) walk takes you through the older and more scenic parts of the city

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looking towards the upper part of the city from the area known as the Grund

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in the Grund

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my favourite place in the Grund, the church of St John,

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home to a rare statue of a black madonna

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Mudam, the museum of modern art, has been constructed on the remains of a much older fortress

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the so called three acorns fortress which has now been converted into a museum

There are some intriguing sculptures scattered throughout the city:

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a group of wandering players entertains in the Place du theatre, the square behind the theatre des capucins

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this sculpture of a shepherd leading his flock into town harks back to the days of the livestock market, an annual event which has been taking place since 1340. It is now one of the biggest fairs in Europe attracting a couple of million of visitors.

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a colourful sculpture by Nikki St Phalle

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Comments on: "Sunday Post: city" (10)

  1. If only more cities has this much charm! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I don’t think I’ve seen many photos of Luxembourg. Love that first riverside shot- it looks so inviting.

  3. What wonderful images – I love the mix of old and new

  4. What a beautiful city – the statue of the centaur is great.

  5. Such a beautiful city! love all the pics.

  6. I love your collection especially one of St. John and the Black Madonna…beautiful! 🙂

  7. Great photography my friend , Thanks for sharing your stunning images here 🙂

  8. Thanks for the many beautiful photos of Luxembourg. One of the joys of visiting blogs such as yours is getting a closer look at cities I’ve only heard of and probably will never be able to visit (on our retirement income). Thanks for sharing. –John

  9. I always love your travels and your beautiful photography. I’m involved with an on-line women’s spiritual group and we’re discussing the Beguines from the Middle Ages. Didn’t you photograph their homes and buildings? I saw it somewhere and I can’t imagine it being anyone but you. I would love to give the link to the women in my group if it was your blog and you’d like some company.

  10. you’ve captured some great vies of this beautiful city – it makes me miss europe : (

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