Friday, April 14, 2017

L - Luxembourg

Luxembourg.  I admit it is not a country I ever had on my bucket list.  It is one of the capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice.  Visiting Luxembourg facilitated my visit to a City in Germany which I will discuss later this month.  And a visit to another UNESCO site here, coming soon to a challenge near you.

High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community
Monument of Remembrance -World War I - Gelle Fra

While in Luxembourg I visited the American Cemetery.


Prior to this trip, I had no idea this cemetery existed.  It is quite a moving experience.

I found this house to be quite lovely.  Turns out it is the Chinese Embassy.

When the country Luxembourg is mentioned, what comes to your mind?

Bonus:  Daylily 'Lavender Stardust'

30 comments:

  1. I really don't know much about Luxembourg- except that it is near Germany... and sounds like a place princes would live (in Luxury)

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    1. It comes from the word Lux'em and I could not find what that means. Maybe you are right and it stands for Luxury. We'll be back here in a future post.

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  2. I've been to Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands - numerous times! - but I've never been to Luxembourg. So thank you, Denise! Great post.

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    1. There will be another stop in Luxembourg coming up.

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  3. Companies being based there to avoid paying huge amounts of tax, is what first springs to mind, unfortunately :) I have never been there.
    Tasha
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    1. In America a lot of companies are incorporated in Delaware for similar reasons.

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  4. Friends of ours have been to Luxembourg many times since their son lives there and teaches music. They tell us it's a beautiful place. We've been a bit further north--Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Someday, i would love to visit the rest of Europe. Find me here LINK

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    1. The only country I've seen of those you mention is Finland. I would love to visit Sweden and Norway. Someday. Maybe.

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  5. I am really enjoying your photos. I've never been out of the country except to Mexico and Canada. I am not sure I'd want to travel to Europe unless I had a whole month to explore. I really am enjoying your series ... I feel like I'm getting a great representation of what I'd find there. Thanks for this!

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    1. My first trip to Europe was for ten weeks. Now, I like to go for at least two weeks, but then I am retired and have the time.

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  6. I have never been, but I hear it is a pretty place. Recently a student of mine asked me if it was a real country at all... :D

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  7. I once convinced a student that the tap water in our lab was pumped directly in from the Detroit River which we could see from our window. It makes you wonder.

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  8. When I hear the country name of Luxembourg, it just makes me think of the landlocked little country in the middle of Europe with lots of history.

    Once Upon a Time

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    1. I learned a lot about it once I was there. There's more to come.

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  9. Thanks for the tour of Luxembourg, another country I never got to. What I remember most is listening to their famous radio station from Germany. They broadcast in several languages, including English and played all the top hits of the day.

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    1. Come back for more of the city in a future post.

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  10. When I hear of Luxembourg my mind goes back to Radio Luxembourg, the only pop radio station we had in the 50's and early 60's before pirate radio became the thing to listen to! 208 medium wave if I remember correctly.

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    1. I do remember hearing the term Radio Luxembourg, but totally forgot until you mentioned it.

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  11. I like the name Lavender Stardust...almost sounds like a stage name:) I didn't know Patton is buried there. When I think of Luxembourg I think of travelling through.

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    1. I had no idea Patton was buried there either, but that grave is a big draw.

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    2. Lavender, sounds like a stripper.

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  12. To me, and to many Europeans of my generation, we think of Radio Luxembourg which we used to listen to late at night playing popular music. Didn't really know much else about Luxembourg. Love the castles.

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    1. It is a very lovely country. Glad I visited.

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  13. Man! I am SO wanting to take a trip over there. Everything is just so interesting and beautiful. Have you ever been to the site Discovering Belgium by Denzil Walton at https://discoveringbelgium.com/? You might enjoy it. Reminds me a lot of yours.

    Calen~
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    1. Thanks. I will check that out. Of course, maybe I should have read it last year.

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  14. I've always been fascinated by the idea of visiting Luxembourg without knowing anything about it. It appears to be a small package with much worth discovering.

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    1. I am glad I saw it. Stay tuned for more of this country.

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  15. I knew of Luxembourg only through its EU connections. The city is beautiful. I imagined it would be.

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