Thursday, April 20, 2017

Q- (Old) Quarters in Luxembourg

Here we are in Luxembourg's Old Quarters and Fortifications, another UNESCO World Heritage site.

The city was founded in 963 and grew in size until the fifteenth century when it was taken over by the House of Burgundy.  From the 16th century until the demolition of the walls in 1867, Luxembourg was held by the Holy Roman Empire, the House of Burgundy, the Hapsburgs, the French, Spanish and Prussians.

Our first view of the area was from the parking lot looking down into the old fortifications.



The city buildings were quite stunning.  First is the current palace for the Grand Duke, built by the Spaniards in the 16th century.

Notre Dame Cathedral was originally a Jesuit Church, dating to 1613, later becoming a Roman Catholic Church and then a cathedral in 1870.  We had to do a walk-about to get views of it.



 The organ loft above
The altar.  Hard to get good pictures of stained glass with all the light.
 The City Hall - completed in 1838
 The city history museum
 In the Place d'Armes
Monument to William II, King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, 1840-1849

I had to rewrite this post after accidentally deleting it, so I forgot to post it with a picture of flowers when I re-wrote it.

Here is Daylily Queen Regent:

Have you ever done something really stupid, like hitting 'delete' by mistake and not being able to recover your work?

23 comments:

  1. Interesting place! I love all things historical and am sorry to have missed my chance to go there. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. Excellent architecture! The old fortifications look quite whimsical and magical, partially hidden as they are by the greenery.

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    1. I found out later that you can actually tour the ruins. As if I hadn't already seen enough of them. The architecture is stunning. Here in America we love to tear old stuff down and rebuild it.

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  3. Is that an old Roman viaduct in one of the earlier pics? The photo with the vines growing through the old walls is lovely. Maui Jungalow

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    1. Yes, I believe it is. There are lovely old Roman viaducts and bridges all over this area.

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  4. Your pictures are very stunning. I especially like the view from the parking lot.

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    1. It is always hard to choose which pictures to show. Thanks.

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    1. After I saw this posted by mistake on Tuesday- thanks for noticing - I tried to save it, then delete the post. Somehow both got deleted and I had to rewrite it. Annoying to say the least.

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  6. I hate when I accidentally delete something.

    Thanks for taking the time to do a rewrite, the photos are beautiful

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    1. Q- question - where did my post go? That would have been easier, lol.

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  7. I've never been there but UNESCO sites are favorite places to visit. And yes, I have deleted stuff and for that reason have multiple backups.

    http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/2017/04/q-is-for-queen-cassiopeia.html

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  8. I simply love the look of that cathedral! I'm a bit of a cathedral geek and I'm currently mid way in my plan to visit every cathedral in England. Don't start me on deleting! Somehow you always sense that the re-write is not as good as the original, and you can't think why!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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    1. I also love visiting cathedrals. Always amazed at the grandeur. I grew up worshipping in a large marble church in Detroit. Folks were lower middle class and living on welfare while millions were being spent on its construction.

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  9. Sometimes when I accidentally delete something, I immediately hit command-z (on my Mac) to undo my mistake. Command-Z has rescued me many a times. Not sure if it (or the edit "undo") would have helped in your situation, though.

    The stained glass and altar area look beautiful. I understand the difficulty of taking photos with light coming through the windows, but that photo catches my eye. I clicked on it to see a larger image and stared for a long time. Mesmerizing.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Quiche

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    1. I don't think blogger has that feature. Next time I'll copy and save something in Word.

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  10. Oh man! I'm going there someday!!! Those fortifications/tunnels are way cool. You could go there and close your eyes and be back in time a thousand years. Sigh... For me, that's what dreams are made of. Gotta show his lordship that little video.

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter O&P

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  11. I have been to Luxembourg, but not right into the city. Looks really nice, but then all the places around that area are!

    Jemima has Questions for you

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  12. Gorgeous! I'm enjoying following along on your A - Z!

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  13. Oh definitely Denise, haven't we all? I lost a bunch of children's stories I wrote many years ago. Apart from other stuff over the ages.

    Never been to Luxembourg, looks a nice town.

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  14. I love all the places that you're taking us during the challenge. This looks like a beautiful city and it's going on my list.
    Pamela @ Highlands Days of Fun

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  15. This looks like a great place to visit. Can anyone go through those tunnels?? Love your day lily...the colour is so pretty. Oh yes, I wrote a long email to someone and then ended up deleting it

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    1. Yes, the tunnels are open for tours but we did not have time for that.

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