A visible trace of the industrial reconversion, a valuable legacy of the industrial heritage, a gem of the industrial art. The Völklingen Ironworks was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994, constituting the only example in Western Europe that has remained intact after the end of production due to the industrial reconversion. Eleazar.
"I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth" "Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven" "We are made for the light of a cave and for twilight. When we dim the light down, and the … Sigue leyendo La petite Suisse
Clervaux is a small and isolated village in the middle of les Ardennes Luxembourgeoises, and to the greatest surprise of the visitor it hosts a worldwide known photography exhibition, “The Family of Man”, that was first shown in the New York MoMa, then toured the world for eight years, and unexpectedly ended up in Luxembourg, … Sigue leyendo Clervaux
“The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany" The pictures above were shot yesterday afternoon in the district of Bonnevoie, in Luxembourg City. The quote is by the American writer Rebecca Solnit. Thanks for stopping by, Eleazar.
"Pale amber sunlight falls across The reddening October trees, That hardly sway before a breeze As soft as summer: summer's loss Seems little, dear! on days like these. [...] Beyond the pearled horizons lie Winter and night: awaiting these We garner this poor hour of ease, Until love turn from us and die Beneath the … Sigue leyendo Autumn in Luxembourg (2)
On my recent visit to la capitale de la Lorraine I realised once again how well preserved old French cities are. I did not have high expectations for Metz though, and in the end it turns out that it is one of the most picturesque cities in France. The best way to explore Metz and … Sigue leyendo Metz
Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg. Despite being quite small, it has an interesting ensemble of historical buildings that are worth discovering, specially the old Abbey, now turned into an important educational institution (the Lycée Classique d'Echternach), and also the Basilica of Saint Willibrord, rebuilt in accordance with the finest Romanesque standards. Charming and … Sigue leyendo Echternach
Although short and intense, the trip to Sardinia at the beginning of October was extremely rewarding; the perfect occasion to recover energies for the coming winter, in an idyllic summer resort on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bathed by a caressing sun and touched by a pleasant breeze. Unfortunately I did not have time … Sigue leyendo Sardinia
Esch-sur-Sûre is a hidden gem in Les Ardennes, a quaint little village full of charm ideally located in a meander of the river Sûre, surrounded by lush forests and soft hills. After a sudden downpour I was lucky enough to enjoy the view of a double rainbow over Esch-sur-Sûre, something that added some more magic … Sigue leyendo Esch-sur-Sûre
Last weekend, on the occasion of the visit of a Flemish friend, I had the chance to rediscover the city that has recently welcomed me. Very often undervalued, but with a great potential, Luxembourg City has a certain distinctive character, combining old and new architecture, mixing German and French cultures, and extending uphill and downhill … Sigue leyendo Autumn in Luxembourg