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
Vianden is a small village in the north of Luxembourg, next to the German border. Despite its remote location and lack of renown, Vianden occupies an important position in the development of European history, hosting the castle of the Counts of Vianden, ancestors of the House of Orange-Nassau, a lineage that for a long time … Sigue leyendo Vianden
During my last weekend in the Netherlands I had the chance to revisit Valkenburg and its surroundings, a very interesting area where castles, hidden chapels, lush forests and large fields follow one after another. Please follow the link to see more pictures of Valkenburg, in this case on a foggy day. Eleazar.
Life is all about reconciling the past and future self. Distinct voices have conveyed different thoughts on how to look back and forward in time. "Drop the past, and pick up the future", the sensible would assert. "Embrace the past, and greet the future", the wise would declare. "Revive the past, and freeze the future", … Sigue leyendo Weekend back in Maastricht
"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead", Graham Greene, The End of the Affair. Eleazar.
Hidden in the greenery, simple houses and villas follow one after the other, on a grey summer afternoon. Stone and greenery come together here to prove the powerful connection between art and nature. A dense fog envelops the fields and the mountains, and a light rain embraces the trees. Nature is uttering a distant rumble, … Sigue leyendo Puente Viesgo & Soto Iruz
"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude" "The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach- waiting for a gift from the sea" The pictures above were shot last month … Sigue leyendo Playa de los Caballos